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Bolivia launches Royal Quinoa place of origin seal

Bolivia launches Royal Quinoa place of origin seal
Wed, 01/03/17 - 10:00


The Royal Quinoa Denomination of Origin was announced at BIOFACH 2017.A major milestone that guarantees the place of origin for Bolivia's organic Royal Quiona took place at the BIOFACH 2017 world organic fair in Nuremberg, Germany on February 16, with the announcement of
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Wiraccocha del Peru expands supply of organic ancient foods

Wiraccocha del Peru expands supply of organic ancient foods
Tue, 24/01/17 - 10:05
By Adriana Michael


Located in the middle of the Andean steep highlands and fertile valleys of Ayacucho, Wiraccocha del Peru continues to support the ancient knowledge of communities involved in organic food production. The family-owned business, which began in 2008, combines old and new tec
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Chia: An old crop that feeds the needs of modern nutrition

Chia: An old crop that feeds the needs of modern nutrition
Tue, 24/01/17 - 07:18
By Adriana Michael


The presentation “The Nutritional Benefits of Chia” made at the official launch of ProChia during SIAL Paris last November highlighted that one way to improve our nutrition and health is to consume more foods high in omega-3 fatty acids. Chia seeds offer a hig
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Superfood Goji berries’ health benefits backed by more studies

Superfood Goji berries’ health benefits backed by more studies
Sun, 24/05/15 - 22:09
By O.W.N News Network


China is known for many ‘superfoods’ such as the Red Date or Jujube, Green Tea, and the Goji berry (or Chinese Wolfberry). For millennia Chinese herbalists have used this small, bright orange-red berry to help eyesight, boost immune function and to promote lon
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GoldFoods: Top superfoods from field to shelf

GoldFoods: Top superfoods from field to shelf
Mon, 02/02/15
By Adriana Michael


Pedro Peñalver Fernández (left) and Juan Pablo AltamiranoWith 20 years experience growing food, farmers Juan Pablo Altamirano and Pedro Peñalver Fernández saw great potential in the chia business, a crop introduced from Central America to Argen
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Andean countries support origin denomination for Bolivian Royal Quinoa

Andean countries support origin denomination for Bolivian Royal Quinoa
Sun, 19/10/14 - 22:40
By Andrew Ofstehage


The global rise of quinoa consumption has been dramatic, expanding from the Andean region in the 1970s to nearly global availability. Its rise of production has lagged behind demand, but is significant all the same. Besides gaining ground in traditional production areas o
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Chia seeds and prickly pear revive ancient superfoods

Chia seeds and prickly pear revive ancient superfoods
Sun, 19/10/14 - 22:39
By Warren Beaumont


The rediscovery of ancient foods like quinoa has now opened the door for other forgotten plants to go global. The prickly pear cactus and chia seeds are two of the latest such examples, having both been used by the ancient Aztecs. According to global research company Min
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Ocean’s Halo Seaweed Chips: Snacking Goes Green

Ocean’s Halo Seaweed Chips: Snacking Goes Green
Mon, 06/10/14 - 15:16
By Kat Schuett


What do you get when you take seaweed, one of the world’s most sustainable superfoods, and cross it with one of the most popular snack foods, the chip? A tasty “green” snack…literally and figuratively… that is as good for the planet as it i
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The future of the (Andean) quinoa market

The future of the (Andean) quinoa market
Wed, 25/06/14 - 21:40
By Warren Beaumont


Held at BioFach 2014 in Nuremberg, Germany was a seminar and discussion on the future of the (Andean) quinoa market, convened by the Netherlands CBI – Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries – led by Eva Smulder of CBI. About 50 people f
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Machu Picchu Foods introduces Quinoa Krunch

Machu Picchu Foods introduces Quinoa Krunch
Thu, 29/08/13 - 01:55
By O.W.N News Network


Machu Picchu Foods, Peru’s main chocolate and confectionary producer and leading exporter of organic chocolate, is introducing Quinoa Krunch, an organic wafer stick with quinoa and rice, covered with chocolate and popped amaranth. This delicious snack adds to Machu
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Quinoa & yacon increasingly on the menu

Quinoa & yacon increasingly on the menu
Wed, 19/09/12 - 17:14
By Jose Labra


Andean grains such as quinoa and the yacon vegetable are not only growing sales in supermarkets, health food and organic stores, but proving to be popular choices for chefs on restaurant and catering menus from Australia to North America. Caterers and restaurants from Cal
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Call for Chia Council to develop industry standards

Call for Chia Council to develop industry standards
Mon, 17/09/12 - 11:12
By Warren Beaumont


Suppliers of chia in Latin America are working together to establish a regional organization to provide education, health and scientific data and to develop standards and a transparent framework in which to further conduct the chia business. The Chia Council would include
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Popped quinoa with natural flavors, a favorite at Machu Picchu Foods

Popped quinoa with natural flavors, a favorite at Machu Picchu Foods
Mon, 07/05/12 - 15:41
By Adriana Michael


Machu Picchu Foods, leading Peruvian supplier of chocolate, cacao and coffee has introduced a unique line of popped quinoa with natural flavors, attracting buyers at BioFach, Expo West and Sial Canada this year. The new products come in mint, strawberry, orange, citrus pu
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New frontiers for quinoa

New frontiers for quinoa
Wed, 02/05/12 - 08:01
By Lesly Vera


Contrary to common believe, quinoa may grow and harvest in different conditions: from the Andean highlands at 4,000 mts. and near salt flats, in the Andean valleys and even at sea level. Quinoa farmed at the lowlands of the Peruvian sea coast may reach yields of up to 2.3
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Breakfast of Champions in Only Two Tablespoons

Breakfast of Champions in Only Two Tablespoons
Mon, 02/04/12 - 20:00
By Chelsea Kerrington


The Aztecs valued it more highly than gold. It was used by ancient warriors, and is now used by modern day athletes, to achieve optimal health and physical performance. While some of us still associate it with a novelty terracotta planter that quickly sprouts into fluffy
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Quinoa processes evolve

Quinoa processes evolve
Sat, 11/02/12 - 10:00
By Clara Paz


Quinoa's rising popularity has meant a better income for subsistence farmers who grow the grain in the Andean highlands. It also has brought new challenges for producers, processors and traders who are aware that unless environmentally sustainable, the boom will not last
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Market for Omega 3’s is still on the rise

Market for Omega 3’s is still on the rise
Sat, 10/12/11 - 04:14
By Warren Beaumont


Consumers now associate food with health and wellness and new studies and reports covered by the media have contributed to an increase in the purchase of functional food and natural supplements. Omega-3 fatty acids, vital nutrients to human health, are one of the most wid
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Quinoa producer COOPAIN Cabana  receives the “Aji de Plata” Mistura award

Quinoa producer COOPAIN Cabana receives the “Aji de Plata” Mistura award
Sat, 26/11/11 - 15:45
By Adriana Michael


While Bolivia is the number one producer of quinoa and exports over 85% of its Royal grain, Peru is the world’s number one consumer of quinoa and exports about ten percent of its local production. And the best quinoa available in Peru is produced by COOPAIN Cabana,
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Quinoa: Organic certification not enough

Quinoa: Organic certification not enough
Thu, 27/10/11 - 15:01
By Adriana Michael


The boom for quinoa continues. Beyond the natural health food stores, the rich golden grain is also finding a prominent presence at conventional supermarkets and trendy restaurants around the globe. Originally a South American staple grown in peasant farmer fields in the
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Eco-tourism contributes to sustainable quinoa production

Eco-tourism contributes to sustainable quinoa production
Tue, 07/06/11 - 09:29
By Clara Paz


The Andean highlands are one of the few areas where agriculture is practised at 3,700 metres above sea level and crops are usually exposed to severe climatic conditions such as drought, frost, saline soils and flooding. Quinoa is one of the few crops that grow in differen
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