species of plant

Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa; (/ˈknwɑː/ or /kɪˈn.ə/, from Quechua kinwa or kinuwa)[2] is a species of goosefoot (Chenopodium). It is a grain-like crop grown primarily for its edible seeds.

Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Chenopodium
C. quinoa
Binomial name
Chenopodium quinoa
Natural distribution in red, Cultivation in green

Quinoa is not a real cereal, or grain, but more of a vegetable, as it is not a member of the grass family. As a chenopod, quinoa is closely related to species such as beets, spinach, and tumbleweeds. Its leaves are also eaten as a leaf vegetable, much like amaranth. Quinoa greens are not widely available for purchase. Quinoa gives high quality protein and other nutrients. It has been called a 'superfood'.[3]

References change

  1. "The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species". Archived from the original on September 25, 2019. Retrieved May 1, 2014.
  2. Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  3. "Overall nutrient richness". Archived from the original on 2015-05-08. Retrieved 2015-05-05.

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