Bolivian quinoa production reaches 30,000 tons this year!

This cereal, originally from Potosi, Bolivia; its best variety is called royal quinoa (pronounced: keen-WHA), and is beginning to find more consumers worldwide.

La Prensa reports today: According to official information, Bolivia produces more than 30,000 tons of this cereal, of which 50% is exported legally to the North American and European market. It is estimated that at least 70,000 families are engaged in this activity [mostly in the northwestern part of Potosi Department]. In this regard, and to strengthen this sector with a view to the celebration in 2012 of the international year of the quinoa, recognized by the UN, many producer associations of the “grain of the Andes” are carrying out a series of activities such as workshops and seminars, to publicize the benefits of this food.

http://www.laprensa.com.bo/diario/actualidad/economia/20111214/produccion-de-quinua-alcanza-a-30000-toneladas_14646_24103.html

For more information, you can visit the post in the following link, which describes more this incredible grain and how you can cook it; her is an excerpt: “Quinoa is a high-protein grain that contains all 8 essential amino acids (a rarity in vegetarian foods) and is indispensible when you’re trying to tone your arms. It’s high in fiber, magnesium, and iron; plus it’s gluten-free. And surprisingly, quinoa is as delicious as it is nutritious.”

http://foodblogga.blogspot.com/2007/02/its-bird-its-plane-its-super-grain.html

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  1. Pingback: Bolivian quinoa is ALL over the world! | Bolivian Thoughts in an Emerging World

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