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A species of goosefoot, Chenopodium pallidicaule, similar in character and uses to the closely related quinoa.
Chenopodium pallidicaule, known as qañiwa, qañawa or qañawi is a species of goosefoot, similar in character and uses to the closely related quinoa.
Qañiwa 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.