Quinoa

Quinoa

Scientific name:  Chenopodium quinoa Willd.

Local/Bangla name: Not known

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1981)

Kingdom Plantae
Division Magnoliophyta
Class Magnoliopsida
Order Caryophyllalase
Family Amaranthaceae
Genus Chenopodium
Species C. quinoa

quinoa-plant

Quinoa is a grain crop not being the family of Poaceae.  It is a pseudocereal, similar in some respects to buckwheat, rather than a true cereal, as it is not a member of the true grass family.

Economic Importance: The seeds are in general cooked the same way as rice and can be used in a wide range of dishes. The leaves are eaten as a leaf vegetable, much like amaranth, but commercial availability of quinoa greens is limited.

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