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A species of goosefoot, Chenopodium pallidicaule, similar in character and uses to the closely related quinoa.
Chenopodium pallidicaule, sometimes known as Cañihua, Canihua, Kañiwa, is a species of goosefoot, similar in character and uses to the closely related quinoa. It has important beneficial characteristics including tolerance of high mountain conditions, high protein content, high antioxidant capacity and phenolic content and a lack of the saponins which complicate quinoa use. However, its domestication is not complete, and non-uniformity of grain ripening is a limitation. Andean indigenous crops such as quinoa, kiwicha and kaniwa seeds are good sources of minerals. These seeds are good sources of phenolic compounds and kaniwa of dietary fiber. Their calcium, zinc and iron content is higher than in common cereals. Roasting does not significantly affect mineral dialyzability. In boiled grains, however, there was an increase in dialyzability of zinc and, in the case of kaniwa, also in iron and calcium dialyzability.
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