Quinoa

Quinoa
Chenopodium quinoa0.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Eudicots
Order:Caryophyllales
Family:Amaranthaceae
Subfamily:Chenopodioideae
Genus:Chenopodium
Binomial name
Chenopodium quinoa

Quinoa (Spanish: quinua, from Quechua: kinwa) is a species of goosefoot (Chenopodium). It is a grain-like crop grown primarily for its edible seeds.

Quinoa is not a real cereal, or grain, but more of a vegetable, as it is not a member of the grass family. As a chenopod, quinoa is closely related to species such as beets, spinach, and tumbleweeds. Its leaves are also eaten as a leaf vegetable, much like amaranth. Quinoa greens are not widely available for purchase. Quinoa gives high quality protein and other nutrients. It has been called a 'superfood'.[1]

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Other Languages
العربية: كينوا
Aymar aru: Jiwra
azərbaycanca: Kinoa
български: Киноа
català: Quinoa
čeština: Merlík čilský
dansk: Quinoa
Deutsch: Quinoa
Ελληνικά: Κινόα
English: Quinoa
Esperanto: Kvinoo
euskara: Kinoa
فارسی: کینوآ
français: Quinoa
galego: Quinoa
한국어: 퀴노아
हिन्दी: क्विन्वा
hrvatski: Kvinoja
Bahasa Indonesia: Kinoa
íslenska: Kínóa
עברית: קינואה
ಕನ್ನಡ: ಕೀನೋವಾ
Kapampangan: Quinoa
magyar: Kinoa
Bahasa Melayu: Kuinoa
Nederlands: Quinoa (plant)
日本語: キヌア
Nordfriisk: Kinoa
norsk: Quinoa
norsk nynorsk: Quinoa
português: Quinoa
română: Quinoa
Runa Simi: Kinwa
русский: Киноа
Scots: Quinoa
slovenščina: Kvinoja
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Kinoa
suomi: Kvinoa
svenska: Quinoa
Tagalog: Quinoa
ไทย: คีนวา
Türkçe: Kinoa
українська: Кіноа
Tiếng Việt: Diêm mạch
粵語: 藜麥
中文: 藜麥