The Kcoito Chenopodium quinoa Beautiful mix of golds, pinks and purple seeds.
Kcoito Chenopodium quinoa
Quinoa (kēn’wä, from Quechua kinwa or kinuwa) is a species of the goose foot genus (Chenopodium quinoa), a grain crop grown primarily for its edible seeds. It is a pseudocereal, similar in some respects to buckwheat, rather than a true cereal, as it is not a member of the true grass family. As a chenopod, quinoa is closely related to species such asbeetroots, spinach and tumbleweeds. As a member of the Amaranth aceae family, it is related to and resembles amaranth, which is also a pseudocereal. After harvest, the seeds must be processed to remove the coating containing the bitter-tasting saponins. The seeds are in general cooked the same way as rice and can be used in a wide range of dishes. The leaves are eaten as a leaf vegetable, much like amaranth, but commercial availability of quinoa greens is limited.