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 (kĭ-nō′ə, kēn′wä)
1. A goosefoot (Chenopodium quinoa) native to the Andes and cultivated for its edible seeds.
2. The seeds of this plant, used as food.

[American Spanish quinua, quínoa, from Quechua kinwa.]
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(ˈkiːnwɑː; ˈkiːnəʊə)
(Plants) a grain high in nutrients traditionally grown as a staple food high in the Andes
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(ˈkin wɑ)

n., pl. -noas.
a tall crop plant, Chenopodium quinoa, of the goosefoot family, cultivated in Peru and Chile for its seed, used as a food staple.
[1615–25; < Sp < Quechua kinua, kinoa]
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Keywords: Quinoa, Gluten-free, nutritional value, Chenopodium quinoa wild.
Surfactant and antioxidant properties of an extract from Chenopodium quinoa willd seed coats.
La quinua, Chenopodium quinoa Willd, es una planta originaria de los Andes, el cultivo de este grano se realiza desde el nivel del mar hasta los 4500 m de altitud, su valor nutritivo es superior al de los cereales tradicionales (Tapia 1997), y es uno de los cultivos promisorios para la alimentacion humana (National Research Council, 1989).
The nutritional content, in situ rumen degradation of seeds, whole plant and stover of Chenopodium quinoa, as well as, their effect on in vitro gas production and rumen protozoa were evaluated.
The Rainbow quinoa, above (Chenopodium quinoa), with it's variety of colours, has been selected for it's open flower-shape that sheds water easily and helps grow good seed even in slightly damper climates (like the west coast of Wales where Real Seeds are based.) One of the many lovely things about this company is that they have experience of growing their seeds in the often-awkward Welsh climate.
Una de ellas refiere a un aspecto muy relevante de TPV1 relacionado con el hallazgo de semillas termoalteradas de quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.
Also known as "the gold of the Incas," quinoa is the seed of the Chenopodium quinoa and because of its alleged nutritional values, has been lauded as a "superfood." Until relatively recently it was only really eaten by the indigenous peoples of the Andes, in places like Challapata, which is 3,800 metres above sea level.
Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) is one of the most potential members of this family.
Various ingredients can be introduced into the bars with the aim of increasing their nutritional value and bringing greater benefits to consumers' health, with quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) being one of these components.