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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Last update on Retrieved from ” https: It cannot grow in the shade. Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally. Chenopodium pallidicaule Chenopodium pallidicaule growing in Atuncolla near SillustaniPeruat an elevation of ca. Leaves – cooked and used like spinach[].

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The leaves and seeds of all members of this genus are more or less edible. However, many of the species in this genus contain saponins, though usually in quantities too small to do any harm. More than varieties are known in Bolivia, but only twenty are still in use, with a majority of farmers cultivating just one. For a list of references used on this page please go here. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. Polygonaceae Buckwheat Tartary buckwheat.


The fruits are small and dark, which contain brown or black seed with a diameter of 0. They tolerate a pH in the range from 4. Plants For A Future have a number of books available in paperback chenooodium digital form.

Cooking the plants will reduce their content of oxalic acid. The plant has resistance to strong winds, heavy rainfalls, most pests and diseases, and even prolonged drought periods. Views Read Edit View history. Publisher MacMillan Publishing Co. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Another flower type are the pistillate pallidicahle, which have pistils, but no stamens.

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Plants do not like excess humidity[]. Retrieved 1 July This QR Code is unique to this page. Only comments or links that are felt to be directly relevant to a plant will be included.

Chenopodium pallidicaule – Useful Tropical Plants

The plant can tolerates strong winds but not maritime exposure. Right plant wrong place. Articles with ‘species’ microformats All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from June Commons category link is on Wikidata All articles with dead external links Articles pallidicajle dead external links cnenopodium November Articles with permanently dead external links.


All plant pages have their own unique code. Plenty in it for both the casual reader and the serious student. Since it is rich in calories and proteins, local people take it on long travels. They are also broken down to a large extent in the cooking process. It is not frost tender. Mol Nutr Food Res. Although toxic, saponins are poorly absorbed by the body and most pass straight through without chenopodiym problem.

Plants seem to be quite resistant to most pests and diseases[]. Fri Sep 7 American nurseries but also research institutes and a lot of other nurseries from around the world. The plant was often cultivated in South America in the past. Saponins are found in many foods, such as some beans. Lists a cheno;odium extensive range of useful plants from around the world with very brief details of the uses. However, even considering this, they are very nutritious vegetables in reasonable quantities.

There are some named varieties[61, ].