Scientific name: Chenopodium quinoa
Local/Bangla name: Not known
Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1981)
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.