OSU tests quinoa rice as NW crop for global demand

— Quinoa has higher amounts of calcium, iron, fiber and vitamin B than rice, wheat and barley. 
By University of Oregon Extension Office

Researchers from Oregon State University are exploring the potential for quinoa to grow in the Northwest’s diverse climates.

Preliminary experiments have shown that some varieties of quinoa, harvested for its tiny grain-like seeds, can be cultivated in Oregon. To expand on those findings, OSU is a partner on a four-year, $1.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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