UN kicks off 'Year of Quinoa'



Author:
United Nations
Publisher:
United Nations
Publication Date:
20 February 2013
Tags:
International Organizations and Africa, Food and Agriculture

Quinoa, a highly nutritious grain-like crop that has made its entry into the food basket of culinary connoisseurs has been a staple for centuries in South America, among pre-Columbian Andean farming communities from Colombia to Ecuador. In fact, most of the world's quinoa is grown on the altiplano, a vast, cold, windswept, and barren 14,000-foot Andean plateau spanning parts of Peru and Bolivia.