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Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) as a source of nutrients and bioactive compounds: a review

  title={Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) as a source of nutrients and bioactive compounds: a review},
  author={Blanca Hern{\'a}ndez-Ledesma},
Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) is a pseudocereal traditionally cultivated by Andean cultures which production and consumption has increased worldwide in the last decades. Quinoa was defined as “one of the grains of the 21 century” because of its resistance to extreme environmental conditions and its nutritional and functional properties. In addition to its high content in protein, lipids, fiber, vitamins, and minerals, and its excellent balance of essential amino acids, quinoa contains a… Expand

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