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Could quinoa crops grow in Ontario?

By Canadian Packaging Staff   

General Sustainability interesting crops in Ontario Quinoa University of Guelph

New study to look at viability of growing key South American grain in Ontario as a way to provide lower costs to consumers.

According to a University of Guelph article, the South American quinoa grain crop might be a viable product for Canadian farms.

Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah, which may be why a Canadian Packaging Features Editor has never been able to find it in a grocery store) is a species of goosefoot whole grain crop that was consumed by the Inca nation for its nutritive value. It’s the only grain that contains all essential amino acids, making it a complete protein.

To read the article, visit the the University of Guelph website HERE.

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