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Could quinoa crops grow in Ontario?

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

May 1, 2014   by Canadian Packaging Staff

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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