Quinoa

Dossier

Quinoa

There is an increasing worldwide interest in the ‘superfood’ quinoa, a crop currently mainly grown in Bolivia and the Peruvian Andes. Wageningen scientists work on the development of new quinoa cultivars suitable for cultivation in Europa. Scientists are investigating how quinoa can best be grown while the composition of quinoa is studied to find out whether the gluten-free quinoa contains valuable constituents such as proteins.