Research catches super trend
SURGING global popularity of the “superfood” quinoa has put the plant front and centre of new research by the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation as part of the corporation’s new and emerging industries R&D program.
Quinoa is a gluten-free carbohydrate containing all of the essential amino acids and is a great cooking ingredient.
In response to the growing interest in quinoa, RIRDC-funded research has explored opportunities and challenges related to quinoa production and marketing systems across the country to better inform growers of the crop’s potential.
New resources have been developed to share insight into the suitability of quinoa to Australian cropping systems.
The new book, Quinoa – Opportunities and Challenges in Australia, and associated fact sheet are designed as a reference for farmers and processors. By collating available information, farmers and processors will be able to make informed decisions.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: New research is being conducted on quinoa.