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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America[], though it is seldom grown now[]. You can translate the content of this cheenopodium by selecting a language in the select box. It can also be paplidicaule to make biscuits, mixed with flour it is used to make bread and a hot beverage similar to hot chocolate can also be made from it[, ]. 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[].

Chenopodium pallidicaule

However, even considering this, they are very nutritious vegetables in reasonable quantities. However, many of the species in this genus contain saponins, though usually in quantities too small to do any harm. The raw leaves should only be eaten in small quantities, see the notes above on toxicity. Chenopodium pallidicaule Chenopodium pallidicaule growing in Atuncolla near SillustaniPeruat an elevation of ca.

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The crop was experimentally produced in Finland and showed good results. J Sci Food Agric. If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating. Chenolodium lipids consist mainly of unsaturated fatty acids. Seed – sow spring in situ. Although used in much the same way, this species is not very closely related to quinoa, C. QR Code What’s this?


It cannot grow in the shade.

Chenopodium pallidicaule – Wikipedia

The seed contains little or no saponins and so can be used without pre-treatment[]. Boiling, however, was found to increase zinc, iron and calcium dialyzability. American nurseries but also research institutes and a lot of other nurseries from around the world. Readable yet also very detailed. Mol Nutr Food Res.

Most varieties take about days from seed sowing to harvest, but at least one quick-maturing type can be harvested in 95 days[]. 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 fruits are small and dark, which contain brown or black seed with a diameter of 0.

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Creating markets for orphan crops, Bioversity International supports marketing link in food value chain. The plants also contain some oxalic acid, which in large quantities can lock up some of the nutrients in the food. Last update on Only the briefest entry for each species, though, and some of the entries are more than a little dubious. Tropical Plants Database, Paallidicaule Fern.

The lasta type shows high branching, whereas the saguia type is characterized by few branching and its more erected growth. Once the plant is about 5cm tall it is very drought tolerant[]. This QR Code is unique to this page.

The flowers are closed at fertility and so seem to be almost exclusively self-pollinating[]. In intensive systems, yields of 2—3 t can be obtained. Now containing plants. Lists a very extensive range of useful plants from around the world with very brief details of the uses.


Year ISBN 0 0 Description Excellent and easily read book with good information and an excellent collection of photos of vegetables from around the world, including many unusual species. Hermaphrodite consists of both the stamen and the pistils.

The plant has short stout stems and resists wind and heavy rain[]. Most of the seed usually germinates within a few days of sowing. Comments have to chehopodium approved before they are shown here.

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Although toxic, saponins are poorly absorbed by the body and most pass straight through without pallidicsule problem. Succeeds on most soils, including shallow soils, but dislikes shade[, ]. You can unsubscribe at anytime.

Plants in foreground ripening their crop of seeds Photograph by: Very small, about 1mm in diameter, but abundantly produced[]. Plants do not like excess humidity[]. Only comments or links that are felt to be directly relevant to a plant will be included. Our new book to be released soon is Edible Palliidicaule.

Chenopodium pallidicaule – Useful Tropical Plants

It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought. This page was last edited on 17 Septemberat Seed – cooked[57, 61, 97,].

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