Chemical and functional characterization of Kañiwa (Chenopodium pallidicaule) grain, extrudate and bran. Repo-Carrasco-Valencia R(1), Acevedo de La Cruz. Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoaWilld.) and kañiwa (Chenopodium pallidicauleAellen) are native food plants of high nutritional value grown in the Andean region. Descriptions and articles about the Canihua, scientifically known as Chenopodium pallidicaule in the Encyclopedia of Life. Includes Physical Description; Typ.

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Creating markets for orphan crops, Bioversity International supports marketing link in food value chain. The crop was experimentally produced in Finland and showed good results.

Chenopodium pallidicaule Cañihua PFAF Plant Database

Although toxic, saponins are poorly absorbed by the body and most pass straight through without any problem. Chenopodium pallidicaule – Aellen. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Chenopodium pallidicaule. This technology present numerous advantages such as low cost, simple operation, moderate production volume, minimum auxiliary equipment, versatility, good sanitary conditions and easy management.

Plenty in it for both the casual reader and the serious student. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.


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Succeeds on most soils, including shallow soils, but dislikes shade[, ].

We are currently updating this section. It can be toasted and ground into a nutty tasting powder that can be used as a breakfast cereal. The plant was chenopoxium cultivated in South America in the past.

This is a QR code short for Pallidicauke Response which gives fast-track access to our website pages. Last update on Our new book to be released soon is Edible Shrubs. Plants For A Future have a number of books available in paperback and digital form. It is also more resistant than barley or quinoa to low night temperatures[].

The seed contains little or no saponins and so can be used without pre-treatment[]. Just one main quibble is the silly way of having two separate entries for pallidicau,e plant. Saponins are found in many foods, such as some beans. The fruits are small and dark, which contain brown or black seed with a diameter of 0. Readable yet also very detailed.

Chenopodium pallidicaule – Useful Tropical Plants

Archived from the original PDF on Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. Plants do not like excess humidity[].


All plant pages have their own unique code. This Pallidiicaule Code is unique to this page. Habitats A common weed of cultivated ground, especially on rich soils, it grows in areas where frosts can occur in 9 months of the year, including during the growing season[]. The third type of flower are male sterile flowers. Polygonaceae Buckwheat Tartary buckwheat.

Chenopodium pallidicaule

Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Views Read Edit View history. The lipids consist mainly of unsaturated fatty acids. J Sci Food Agric. Very small, about 1mm pallidocaule diameter, but abundantly produced[]. However, even considering this, they are very nutritious vegetables in reasonable quantities.

Publisher Macmillan Reference Books, London. This page was last edited on 17 Septemberat The species is hermaphrodite has both male and female organs and is pollinated by Wind.

Prefers a moderately fertile soil[]. Once the plant is about 5cm tall it is very drought tolerant[]. For more information about QR Codes click here. Although used in much the same way, this species is not very closely related to quinoa, C.

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