Eskin, N. A. Michael Department of Human Nutritional Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.
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Chenopodium quinoa, an indigenous pseudocereal of the Andean region of South America. Quinoa (Fig. 1) was one of the first plants to be domesticated in South America, and it is now recognized agronomically as an important crop. It has received worldwide attention because of its high salt tolerance and resistance to drought and frost. See also: Caryophyllales; Domestication (anthropology); South America
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