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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Plant Foods for Human Nutrition. Chenopodium pallidicaule – Aellen. Now containing plants. Although used in much the same way, this species is not very closely related to quinoa, C. Retrieved from ” https: People with a tendency to rheumatism, arthritis, gout, kidney stones or hyperacidity should take especial caution if including this plant in their diet since it can aggravate their condition[].

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Publisher MacMillan Publishing Co. Readable yet also very detailed. Most varieties take about days from seed sowing to harvest, but at least one quick-maturing type can be harvested in 95 days[]. Mol Nutr Food Res. Succeeds on most soils, including shallow soils, but dislikes shade[, ]. Only comments or links that are felt to be directly relevant to a plant will be included.


The leaves and seeds of all members of this genus are more or less edible. Publisher Aldine Publishing Co. Adult plants are also resistant to night frosts. Very small, about 1mm in diameter, but abundantly produced[]. They are also broken down to a large extent in the cooking process. Seed – cooked[57, 61, 97,].

The crop was experimentally produced chfnopodium Finland and showed good results. You can unsubscribe at anytime. Cheopodium flowers are closed at fertility and so seem to be almost exclusively self-pollinating[].

For a list of references used on this page please go here. It cannot grow in the shade. Year ISBN 0 0 Description Excellent pallivicaule easily read book with good information and an excellent collection of photos of vegetables from around the world, including many unusual species. Smartphone users quickly have information on a pallicicaule directly for the pfaf.

This page was last edited on 17 Septemberat America[], though it is seldom grown now[]. Fri Sep 7 However, even considering this, they are very nutritious vegetables in reasonable quantities. Views Read Edit View history.

Pxllidicaule seem to be quite resistant to most pests and diseases[]. Contains a very wide range of conventional and unconventional food plants including tropical and where they can be obtained mainly N.

The plant has short stout stems and resists wind and heavy rain[]. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern.

Chenopodium pallidicaule Cañihua PFAF Plant Database

This QR Code is unique to this page. Publisher Dorling Kindersley, London. The plant was often cultivated in South America in the past.


It can be toasted and ground into a nutty tasting powder that can be used as a breakfast cereal. QR Codes pallodicaule barcodes that can be read by mobile phone smartphone cameras. Archived from the original PDF on The third type of flower are male sterile flowers.

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The plant has resistance to strong winds, heavy rainfalls, most pests and diseases, and even prolonged drought periods. Articles with ‘species’ microformats All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from June Commons category link is on Wikidata All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from November Articles with permanently dead external links. The species is hermaphrodite has both male and female organs and is pollinated by Wind.

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