Nutritional Value and Use of the Andean Crops Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa) and Kañiwa (Chenopodium pallidicaule)

@article{RepoCarrasco2003NutritionalVA,
  title={Nutritional Value and Use of the Andean Crops Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa) and Ka{\~n}iwa (Chenopodium pallidicaule)},
  author={R. Repo-Carrasco and C. Espinoza and S. Jacobsen},
  journal={Food Reviews International},
  year={2003},
  volume={19},
  pages={179 - 189}
}
Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoaWilld.) and kañiwa (Chenopodium pallidicauleAellen) are native food plants of high nutritional value grown in the Andean region and used as food by the Incas and previous cultures. Quinoa and kañiwa served as a substitute for scarce animal proteins and are still one of the principal protein sources of the region. The importance of these proteins is based on their quality, with a balanced composition of essential amino acids similar to the composition of casein, the… Expand
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