Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.)—a smart crop for food and nutritional security

Rashmi Yadav, Padmavati Ganpat Gore, Veena Gupta, Saurabh, Kadambot H.M. Siddique

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Abstract

Quinoa is one of the most nutritious food crops and is climate-resilient due to its ability to survive harsh environments. Quinoa seed is gluten-free and rich in essential amino acids, including lysine, methionine, and threonine, unlike cereals and grain legumes. The nutritional values of quinoa seeds surpass the World Health Organization's daily recommendation. In addition to its nutritional traits, quinoa tolerates several abiotic stresses, including frost, salinity, and drought, and resists various diseases and pests. Quinoa provides opportunities for agricultural diversification to address hunger and malnutrition in a changing climate.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNeglected and Underutilized Crops
Subtitle of host publicationFuture Smart Food
Place of PublicationUK
PublisherAcademic Press
Pages23-43
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9780323905374
ISBN (Print)9780323906401
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jan 2023

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