volume 31, issue 1, P225-230 2011
DOI: 10.1590/s0101-20612011000100035
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Abstract: IntroductionQuinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) is a crop used by pre-Columbian cultures in South America for centuries. There is a long history of safe use of the grain in South America. Cultivated and collected Chenopodium species have been part of the Tiahuanacotan and Incan cultures. Quinoa has fulfilled various roles in these ancestral cultures, in addition to its role in human and animal nutrition, quinoa had a sacred importance (BoNIFACIo, 2003). Archaeological studies have shown that quinoa was already…

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