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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Chenopodium pallidicaule

The seed is somewhat laborious to harvest and dehusk, it is enveloped in a papery husk and this is removed by soaking in water and then rubbing[]. Deals with plants from around the world.

Succeeds on most soils, including shallow soils, but dislikes shade[, ]. Saponins are much more toxic to some creatures, such as fish, and hunting tribes have traditionally put large quantities of them in streams, lakes etc in order to stupefy or kill the fish[K].

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Chenopodium pallidicaule – Wikipedia

Mol Nutr Food Res. This is a QR code short for Quick Response which gives fast-track access to our website pages. The plant was often cultivated in South America in the past. The plant has short stout stems and resists wind and heavy rain[]. Seed – sow spring in situ. Very small, about 1mm in diameter, but abundantly produced[].

Lists a pallidicalue extensive range of useful plants from around the world with very brief details of the uses. You will receive a range of benefits including: J Sci Food Agric.

Only the briefest entry for each species, though, and some of chenopodkum entries are more than a little dubious. Most of the seed usually germinates within a few days of sowing. The plant is self-fertile. QR Code What’s this? Retrieved 1 July The raw leaves should only be eaten in small quantities, see the notes above on toxicity. Readable yet also very detailed. Views Read Edit View history. This page was last edited on 17 Septemberat It is not frost tender. Plants do not like excess humidity[].

Publisher Dorling Kindersley, London. Prefers a moderately fertile soil[].


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America although many of the plants are not suitable for temperate areas. The protein content It can be toasted and ground into a nutty tasting powder that can be used as a breakfast cereal. For a list of references used on this page please go here. People with a tendency chenopodiuum rheumatism, arthritis, gout, kidney stones or hyperacidity palidicaule take especial caution if including this plant in their diet since it can aggravate their condition[].

It is also more resistant than barley or quinoa to low night temperatures[]. There are some named varieties[61, ]. The fruits are small and dark, which contain brown or black seed with a diameter of 0.

The lasta type shows high branching, whereas the saguia type is characterized by few branching and its more erected growth.