Researchers in Australia have discovered that eating Qunioa can improve heart health by lowering levels of tricylcerides in the blood, a fat linked to heart disease. The study was broken into three groups, individuals who consumed 50G of Quinoa, another consuming 25G of quinoa and another following their normal diet. At the end, the group consuming 50G of quinoa showed a markedly lower level of trigylcerides when compared with the other two groups. Researchers believe that the findings demonstrate that people should eat more quinoa.
The reasons North America–grown quinoa is so rare are myriad: excessive heat or cold conditions found in much of North America can kill the crop, and the cost of infrastructure to switch to growing quinoa crops proves too great for many North American farmers who have traditionally grown soybeans or corn.
(Source: Nutritional Outlook)
Global Feed Software Market 2017 Share, Trend, Segmentation and Forecast to 2022
2 August, 2017
Since the last decade, growing number of firms began to offer software targeted for use in feed formulation, feed management, ration balancing, and quality control of the feed. In order to improve overall feed management, the importance of excellent feed software has increased significantly.
(Source: EIN PRESSWIRE)
Technically a seed, quinoa is naturally gluten-free and delivers great nutritional benefits. It is loaded with vitamins and minerals including folate, zinc, iron and magnesium, contains the nine essential amino acids and is known as a complete source of protein.
(Source: The West, Australia)
Usually thought of as a grain, quinoa (KEEN wah) is actually a seed from a plant related to Swiss chard and spinach. Tiny and bead-shaped, quinoa is about the size of millet or couscous. While the most common type of quinoa is an ivory color, orange, pink, red, purple, and black varieties are also available.
(Source: Detroit Free Press)
Quinoa baby food distributor finds itself in takeover spotlight
11 July, 2017
Quinoa-laced baby mush and probiotics-laden lamb-and-rice dog chow have fuelled this Canadian company onto the shelves of retailers from Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to Starbucks Corp. and is sending its shares higher.
(Source: The Star)
Australia poised to capitalise on quinoa superfood trend
26 June, 2017
SURGING global popularity of the ‘superfood’ quinoa has put the plant front and centre of new research by the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) as part of the Corporations New and Emerging Industries R&D program.
(Fuente: Grain Central)
Quinoa, amaranth: Ancient grains hold promising future
20 June, 2017
The answer to future global food challenges may well come from the past. Since the 1960’s, diets in many Western countries have relied heavily on meat. But with global food demand soars set to soar by 70 percent by 2050, other sources of high-quality proteins are needed.
Quinoa boomed into popularity a few years back, so by now most of us have at least tried it and kind of know how to pronounce it (it’s keen-wa). This South American grain took our grocery stores by storm because it’s been heralded as a superfood, but do you know why? It’s pretty simple, really — there are four main reasons.
1. When it comes to quinoa, it’s all about the protein. For some of us, getting our fill of protein in a way that doesn’t involve fatty red meats can be a challenge. And that’s why quinoa is so great. Unlike the other grains we eat, a serving of quinoa (about 100 grams) actually provides us with 8 grams of complete protein. A complete protein contains all nine essential amino acids your body needs, and it’s tough to find in vegetarian form. But quinoa fits the bill.
2. Protein aside, quinoa is also full of fiber. It has almost twice as much fiber as most other grains we eat. Fiber’s important because it can help reduce the risk of heart disease and lower cholesterol and blood pressure levels.
3. Quinoa is high in minerals, too. The ones that most people don’t get enough of, like iron and magnesium to name a couple. Iron is essential because it helps keep our red blood cells healthy. And magnesium is good because it promotes healthy blood sugar control.
4. It’s naturally gluten free. This is a huge benefit to anyone with Celiac disease or those who are simply gluten intolerant.
There are many other great benefits to eating quinoa, but above are the four main pillars. Now that you know, don’t you just want to eat a bowl? Here are the recipes you need to make that happen in the most delicious way possible.
Quinoa, the protein-packed seed that everyone loves to eat, has taken ahold of our pantries. Even though it hails from South America ― most famously Bolivia and Peru ― many homes north of the equator have found ways to incorporate it into our breakfasts as a porridge, and we’re happy to fry it up into patties for dinner.
(Source: Huffington Post)
Since quinoa has become such a staple in our diet, we thought it was time to know where those tiny seeds come from. In other words, how does it grow? If you don’t already know, you’re about to.
(Source: Huffington Post)
Once a skeptic, Paiwan woman keeping family's quinoa legacy alive
23 May, 2017
Chang now devotes her time to growing quinoa, which in Taiwan is a traditional aboriginal crop, on her family's land in Sandimen Township of Pingtung County and carry on the family legacy left by her grandmother, a wine brewer in their tribal community.
(Source: The China Post)
Ethiopians have been eating teff for around 3,000 years, but it seems to only have been recently picked up by the west. Teff's been dubbed the “new quinoa” and has received celebrity endorsements.
(Source: African Business Review)
Mother of all grains, quinoa, for Mother's Day menu
9 May, 2017
Pale purple, yellow and nearly translucent white blossoms sway all over the emerald green hills of Peru's Sacred Valley. Fields and terraces along the roads and train route to Machu Picchu are lined with flowers.
(Source: Orlando Sentinel)
Scientist Discoverer of Quinua Genome Invited to Bolivia
28 April, 2017
The International Quinua Center (CIQ in Spanish) invited the U.S. scientist Eric Allen, discoverer of the quinua genome to offer an international master lectura on the cereal, informed the executive director of the institution, Edgar Solis.
(Source: Prensa Latina)
Quinoa is a super food that is currently trending in the food industry. It is known for being gluten-free, and high in protein and essential amino acids. Aside from being a nutrient rich food, quinoa also has a high fibre content, which makes it a popular choice for weight watchers.
(Source: Hotelier Middle East)
The new seal of denomination of origin for the Royal Quinoa of Bolivia’s southern high planes was presented on February 16th. The event was held in Nuremberg, Germany, at the most important organic fair in the world, the "Biofach 2017".
The denomination of Origin is the result of years of joint work from the government and the quinoa sector.
The denomination of origin working tables, along with an integral strategy of quinoa are the basis of the Plurinational State of Bolivia’s public policy for quinoa.
What is a denomination of origin?
The Denomination of Origin of the Royal Quinoa of Bolivia seeks to differentiate the quinoa production of Bolivia from that of the rest of the world. A seal of denomination of origin is a guarantee that the product that shows it was produced in a certain region. In the case of quinoa, in the only region of the world where Royal Quinoa is produced organically and in which the characteristics of the region result in extraordinary nutritional levels.
Experts already know that Bolivia’s royal quinoa is special and different, with the seal, for the denomination of origin, buyers will also be able to identify it.
A different quinoa
Scientists studying superfoods, such as quinoa, believe that the high nutritional level of Bolivian Royal Quinoa is due to the unique conditions that occur in the inter-salt-lake area, between the Uyuni salt-lake and the Coipasa salt-lake. The salinity of the earth, the high altitude, the significant levels of lithium, the extraordinary solar radiation and the purity of the water are some of the factors that result in a unique production that until now remains inimitable.
The quinoa genome has been studied with great intensity over the last 20 years and although many countries such as the United States, Australia and Canada, have managed to produce a couple of agricultural campaigns of royal quinoa, they haven’t been able to achieve the grain size or the nutritional levels of Bolivian Royal Quinoa.
In Peru, with the help of the University of La Molina, they have adapted quinoa varieties to increase yield per hectare and even for cultivation in coastal areas, but always sacrificing quality. Throughout the world the experts highlight the quality of our Royal variety and we have panels of scientists looking to replicate and adapt this variety.
Today the world is exposed to an extensive genetically modified food production. And the recent discovery of the quinoa genome, at a university in Dubai, only opens up the possibility of genetically modified quinoa being produced worldwide.
Recently, Bolivia has lost its position as the largest producer and exporter of quinoa in the world. The price of our quinoa has always been greater than that of competitors and for reasons that buyers know well: our quinoa is simply better.
Bolivian producers consider that this prices differentiation is not enough for a crop that reflects the identity of one of the most arid areas of Bolivia, where quinoa, farmers and geography, form a triad that generates a product of the highest quality; Organic, 100% gluten free, from native varieties, where there is no direct or indirect contamination from other crops. Buyers also know this and that is why the most demanding markets need to be able to differentiate Bolivian Quinoa from other common varieties.
Taking the denomination of origin seal to markets is now in the hands of national and foreign companies that have been carrying the Bolivian royal quinoa in grain or processed products around the world for more than 33 years.
In order to help consumer tell the deferens between Royal Quinoa and others, Bolivia is implementing a traceability program, alongside the denomination of origin, to guarantee organic production for marketing internationally. And also technical studies of characterization and differentiation Of Bolivia's Royal Quinoa from the rest of quinoa produced worldwide.
With this, the consumer can protect their diet to avoid consuming genetically modified foods and ensure the quality of the quinoa they eat. This system of traceability will ensure that the final consumer in Tarata or in Sidney knows exactly where the quinoa they feed their families with, was produced.
A team effort
The presentation of the Denomination of Origin in Nuremberg was the result of a coordinated effort between the main associations of producers; ANAPQUI, APQUISA, CECAOT and the main Chambers; CADEQUIR (Chamber of Quinua de Potosí), CADEPQUIOR (Chamber of Quinoa of Oruro), CNPQ (National Chamber of Quinoa Producers) together with exporters through CABOLQUI (Chamber of Exporters of Quinoa and other Organic Products) and their companies, as well as exporting companies not affiliated with CABOLQUI.
The working agenda to achieve the Denomination of Origin of the Royal Quinoa of Bolivia managed to unite all the actors that make up the sector.
Also participating in the event were Royal Quinoa customers from North America, Europe, Asia and Oceania. The Ministry of Productive Development and Plural Economy of Bolivia was represented by Percy Belmonte, who explained that Royal Quinoa is one of the star products of our country and renewed state support for this Sector: "Bolivia’s government aims to comply with all national and international legal requirements of the Royal Quinoa Denomination of Origin seal, strengthen the Regulatory Council in such a way that it is an entity capable of administering this seal and implementing a Traceability system that ensures the quality of our product. This process is not over, and the Bolivian government has the firm intention of seeing it to conclusion."
For his part, the Bolivian Ambassador to Germany, Jorge Cárdenas, stressed that this seal is an important step for the country, because it is the first time that Bolivia has presented a Denomination of Origin to the world. He also explained to the audience that "as of today, this Premium product from Bolivia is protected from counterfeiting. When the consumer sees this seal they will know that they are buying a product that has not been genetically modified, which is 100% gluten free and organic. We are confident that Bolivia will regain its leadership as the largest producer of quinoa in the world."
Finally, the Chairman of the Regulatory Council, Juan Carlos Choque addressed the audience, expressing the following comment: "I am proud that the Council now includes associations of producers, processors and exporters. Today we have an expanded Council with all the actors in the quinoa sector, and this makes us stronger, sustainable and we see a more positive future". He emphasized that this project was started more than 15 years ago when some producers through their associations decided to push to achieve this seal.
Quinoa or just porky pies? Foodie tips to make people think you’re cultured
4 April, 2017
A supper of rare steak, accompanied by quinoa and followed by smelly cheese and dark chocolate, all washed down with a craft ale, is the favoured menu of pretentious Yorkshire families seeking the respect of their cultured friends, a study suggests.
(Source: The Yorkshire Post)
India - Success of quinoa production in the state has given a reason to the agriculture department to be upbeat but it has left farmers high and dry. Reason: There are no takers of their produce. The crop was sowed in 11 districts as pilot project.
(Source: The Times of India)
What’s healthier to make next time you’re planning a stir fry: quinoa or brown rice? Let’s look at these foods, side-by-side, and find out!What’s healthier to make next time you’re planning a stir fry: quinoa or brown rice? Let’s look at these foods, side-by-side, and find out!
Taiwan red quinoa found effective in suppressing early-stage cancer progression in mice
23 February, 2017
Taiwan red quinoa could be a good dietary food for fighting early colon cancer as a research conducted by a Taiwanese medical research team shows that early stages of chemically induced colon cancer were suppressed in mice fed red quinoa diets for 10 weeks.
(Source: Taiwan News)
Best known outside its native region to health food fans in North America and Europe, quinoa is highly nutritious, gluten-free, and packed with essential amino acids, fiber, vitamins and minerals, experts say.
(Source: The Japan News)
British Quinoa to boost domestic crop with Dunns processing agreement
7 February, 2017
Spalding, UK-based Dunns, and The British Quinoa Company have struck a three-year processing agreement, underwritten by a joint £50,000 investment to upgrade Dunns’ production line.
(Source: Food & Drink International)
The Serb was suffering regular mid-match collapses, one of which was seen by a nutritionist flicking through his TV channels. He knew what was wrong... and has now changed the world No 1’s life
Kale caesar salad (kale, fennel, quinoa and pine nuts) plus dressing (including anchovies or sardines); minestrone soup; salmon fillets (skin on) with roasted tomatoes and marinade
Over the last few years, the quinoa industry has expanded rapidly. Whether it's color, size, or origin, quinoa options seem nearly endless nowadays. The next time you buy quinoa, here are the top six things to keep in mind.
San Francisco-based quinoa automat Eatsa — where diners can order, pick up, and eat lunch without talking to a single human — has plans in the works to launch a second outpost of its tech-centric restaurant.
It's high in fiber, iron, and vitamin C, so you can see all the healthy reasons why actress Jennifer Aniston loves this simple quinoa salad. Think of it as a bulked-up tabbouleh, since detoxifying parsley lays the base of the greens, while a scoop of quinoa and diced avocado provide over 60 percent of your daily recommended fiber. With hydrating cucumbers and refreshing tomatoes added to the mix, this salad would be a lovely light lunch to pack for work.
1/2 cup quinoa
1 cup water
1 bunch flat-leaf parsley, washed and chopped, thick stems removed
4 persian cucumbers, peeled in strips, seeded, and diced
2 medium tomatoes, diced
1 ripe and slightly firm avocado, diced
2 or 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
In a small saucepan, bring water and salt to a boil.
Stir in quinoa, cover, and lower the heat to simmer. Cook for 15 minutes.
Put quinoa into a medium-size mixing bowl, and cool.
Add parsley, cucumbers, tomatoes, avocado, and oil to quinoa. Mix, and season to taste with salt and pepper.
In an age where gluten-free and grain-free diets have become glorified, Angelina Jolie is taking a different path. Her diet is overflowing with the glory of grains, from quinoa to chia seeds, according to Marie Claire magazine.
Angelina maintains her sleek physique by carefully following her strict diet. It emphasizes portion-controlled servings of nuts and seeds. The mixture includes quinoa, millet, chia seeds, spelt and buckwheat, which Angelina feels helps with her weight and well-being.
"Angie's always been a fan of healthy seeds and grains, but lately she's taken it to a whole new level," revealed a source.
"She's into eating products made from ancient grains and raves about their health benefits. She claims they provide her with nutrients she can't find anywhere else, plus shinier skin," added the source.
"Angelina has been known to start her day with little more than a spoonful of coconut oil and a handful of cereal," said another source.
Want to try it? We recommend organic quinoa, such as Bob's Red Mill Grain Organic Quinoa (click for details).
Why quinoa rocks: It's got fiber, iron and amino acids. We're fans of the indispensable "The Quinoa Cookbook: Nutrition Facts, Cooking Tips, and 116 Superfood Recipes for a Healthy Diet."
And don't miss her tip on coconut oil: The healthy fats enhance your health and help your metabolism function effectively. Our faves include Nature's Way Coconut Oil and Nutiva Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil.