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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Seed – cooked[57, 61, 97,]. Plants in foreground ripening their crop of seeds Photograph by: Some information cannot be used for commercial reasons or be modified but some can. A comprehensive listing of Latin names with a brief list of edible parts.

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Plenty in it for both the casual reader and the serious student. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Chenopodium pallidicaule. Lists a very extensive range of useful plants from around the world with very brief details cbenopodium the uses. This is a QR code short for Quick Response which gives fast-track access to our website pages. Ecocrop — Chenopodium pallidicaule, Data sheet.

The fruits are small and dark, which contain brown or black seed with a diameter of 0. This page was last edited pallidicau,e 17 Septemberat Now containing plants.


It is not frost tender. Smartphone users quickly have information on a plant directly for the pfaf.

The plant can tolerates strong winds but not maritime exposure. To leave a comment please Register or login here All comments need to be approved so will not appear immediately. Contains a very wide range of conventional and unconventional food plants including tropical and where they can be obtained mainly N.

The leaves and seeds of all members of this genus are more or less edible. The raw leaves should only be eaten in small quantities, see the notes above on toxicity. Please view the copyright link for more information. Year Pallidicaule 0 0 Description Excellent and easily read book with good information and an excellent collection of photos of vegetables from around the world, including many unusual species. You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box.

Once the plant is about 5cm tall it is very drought tolerant[]. They are also broken down to a large extent in the cooking process. You can unsubscribe at anytime. If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating. Although used in much the same way, this species is not very closely related to quinoa, Cheonpodium.

Chenopodium pallidicaule

Plants seem to be quite resistant to most pests and diseases[]. Publisher Dorling Kindersley, London.


The plants also contain some oxalic acid, which in large quantities can lock up some of the nutrients in the food. Adult plants are pallidixaule resistant to night frosts.

Boiling, however, was found to increase zinc, iron and calcium dialyzability. Only the briefest entry for each species, though, and some of the entries are more than a little dubious. If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment.

Chenopodium pallidicaule Cañihua PFAF Plant Database

J Sci Food Agric. Leaves – cooked and used like spinach[]. This technology present numerous advantages such as low cost, simple operation, moderate production chenopodiym, minimum auxiliary equipment, versatility, good sanitary conditions and easy management. The crop was experimentally produced in Finland and showed good results. The seed contains little or no saponins and so can be used without pre-treatment[].

Chenopodium pallidicaule – Wikipedia

Publisher MacMillan Publishing Co. For a list of references used on this page please go here. Seed – sow spring in situ. However, even considering this, they are very nutritious vegetables in reasonable quantities. The lipids consist mainly of unsaturated fatty acids.

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