May/June 2014

The highly nutritious grain quinoa is currently cultivated only in the Andes Mountains of South America, but agricultural researchers would like to see it grown in Canada. Photo credit: Wiki Commons

Although quinoa is widely regarded by foodies as an up-and-coming superfood, this nutrition-packed grain is currently grown only in South America’s Andes Mountains. As Canadian tastes and markets for this mild-flavoured product expand, agricultural researchers are considering whether the plant can be adapted for cultivation here.

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