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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They are also broken down to a large extent in the cooking process. It is not frost tender. Publisher Macmillan Reference Books, London. You can unsubscribe at anytime.

If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. The raw leaves should only be eaten in small quantities, see the notes above on toxicity.

The flowers are closed at fertility and so seem to be almost exclusively self-pollinating[].

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Succeeds on most soils, including shallow soils, but dislikes shade[, ]. The protein content Plants seem to be quite resistant to most pests and diseases[].

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Chenopodium pallidicaule – Useful Tropical Plants

In intensive pallidocaule, yields of 2—3 pallidicaule can be obtained. Retrieved 1 July It is also more resistant than barley or quinoa to low night temperatures[]. The fruits are small and dark, which contain brown or black seed with a diameter of 0. Boiling, however, was found to increase zinc, iron and calcium dialyzability. The species is hermaphrodite has both male and female organs and is pollinated by Wind. Mol Nutr Food Res. For more information about QR Codes click here.

Adult plants are also resistant to night frosts. Some information cannot be used for commercial reasons or be modified but some can. Only comments or links that are felt to be directly relevant to a plant will be included.

However, many of the species in this genus contain saponins, though usually in quantities too small to do any harm. It can also be used to make biscuits, mixed with flour it is used to make bread and a hot beverage similar to hot chocolate can also be made from it[, ]. It can be toasted and ground into a nutty tasting powder that can be used as a breakfast cereal.


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The lasta type shows high branching, whereas the saguia type is characterized by few branching and its more erected growth. Although toxic, saponins are poorly absorbed by the body and most pass straight through without any problem.

Chenopodium pallidicaule growing in Atuncolla near SillustaniPeruat an elevation of ca.

Pallidicauel Dorling Kindersley, London. Copy and print the QR code to a plant label, poster, book, website, magazines, newspaper etc and even t-shirts. Last update on Retrieved from ” https: QR Code What’s this? It cannot grow in the shade. More than varieties are known in Bolivia, but only twenty are still in use, with a majority of farmers cultivating just one.