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Quinoa banana mash

Quinoa banana mash

Quinoa banana mash
Quinoa banana mash

Ingredients

1 cup quinoa, thoroughly rinsed

1 large banana, peeled and chopped into chunks

2-3 tablespoons almond butter or peanut butter

(optional) shredded coconut or raisins for topping

Directions: Combine all three ingredients in a small sauce pan. Bring mixture to a boil, then cover and turn the heat

down to low. Simmer for 10 minutes or until liquid is gone and quinoa is cooked. Remove from heat and top with

shredded coconut or raisins if desired. Enjoy as a side dish! Makes 2 servings.

Quinoa banana mash

Quinoa banana mash
Quinoa banana mash

Toast Quinoa

Ingredients:

1/4 cup quinoa

1/4 cup water

Directions:

In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Once boiling, turn the heat down to low and bring mixture to a simmer. Allow

mixture to cook until most of the water is absorbed. It will take around 15-20 minutes. Stir frequently. Add more

water as necessary if it becomes too dry and ends up sticking on the bottom of your saucepan. Remove from heat and

serve warm. Makes 1 serving.

 

“Healthy Quinoa Salad” by The Healthy Foodie tells you how to prepare a salad using quinoa. It contains many

ingredients that are good for your health, such as fruits and nuts. The author also suggests using parsley in the salad,

which is a great vinaigrette ingredient when used with other ingredients in a dish.

Quinoa banana mash

In December 2010 the US Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) signed a

five-year agreement with Bolivia’s National Agricultural Research Centers (CNRA) to establish an Ingenia Institute

for In Vitro Breeding for Quinoa in La Paz, Bolivia. Quinoa is the first crop to be developed through the Ingenia

Institute. The Institute for In Vitro Breeding for Quinoa, as well as other breeding programs such as potato and

sweet potato, will play a vital role in agricultural development in Bolivia.

Quinoa banana mash

Quinoa banana mash
Quinoa banana mash

In 2004, the U.S. Quinoa Association was founded with a mission to promote quinoa throughout the United States

and to help develop markets for Bolivian cultivars of quinoa. The association’s board of directors is made up of

representatives from several key US agricultural groups, including the American Soybean Association, National Corn

Growers Association, and International Quinoa Alliance.

Quinoa banana mash

In May 2009 the NIFA-CNRA partnership was expanded to include a University for In Vitro Breeding for Quinoa in

Oruro, Bolivia. In July 2009 the Ingenia Institute was officially founded with a mission that includes developing new

varieties of quinoa and expanding markets for Bolivian quinoa cultivars.

 

In April 2010, the Ingenia Institute was registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the United States. It has

liability insurance (including workers’ compensation) and an endowment to support its operations.

Quinoa can be used in many dishes, like quinoa salad or mixed vegetables. It can also be used to make breads and

cakes.

The United States has exported quinoa seed to countries outside North America (see also production). 2013 saw the

largest export of quinoa seed in history, with 10 million kg worth $100 million ($US100 million), surpassing the

previous record of 6 million kg ($70 million) in 2007. The US Commodity Credit Corp (CCC) plays a key role in this

program, assessing market needs and developing appropriate technology transfers. Quinoa seed costs about $12 per

pound (figure for January 2013).

Quinoa seeds arrived in Australia in September 2012.

Quinoa banana mash

Quinoa banana mash
Quinoa banana mash

Products made from quinoa include:

There is also growing concern about the rising price of quinoa. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said that

rising commodity prices are causing “real trouble” for American farmers, while U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow called the

rising price “disappointing.” The price of quinoa has risen to more than $7 a pound for some brands, up from about

$4.50 a pound just five years ago.

Quinoa prices jumped 30% in June 2014 after droughts and floods destroyed an estimated 10% of the crop in Chile,

the world’s largest producer, according to Mercolleida SA, Chile’s state-controlled grains exporter.

price. One report stated that if consumers paid what producers received for quinoa the cost would be approximately

US$16 per kilogram, or US$1300 per metric tonne. Another report stated that the producer received only 10% of the

retail price, or US$0.75 per kilogram.

Certain quinoa flour products (such as Bob’s Red Mill) are gluten-free; all other quinoa alike products are not.

 

Quinoa banana mash

Quinoa banana mash
Quinoa banana mash

Most major international organizations recognize Bolivia as the country supplying almost all the exported quinoa in

the world. According to official figures, Bolivia has grown 43,000 hectares (464 km²) of quinoa in the last two years

(2008–10) and its production is increasing by about 1% each year, to 7,000 tonnes (about 7 million kg). Factory

processing of Bolivia’s 2008 harvest included 1,200 tonnes (about 12 million kg) for export. The following table

shows the world’s major quinoa producers and exporters:

Impact of rising price on local Bolivian farmers and food security:

A national survey of Bolivian agricultural workers has revealed that 58% of them live below the poverty line. The

same survey also found that 60% of farmers, who make up 21% of the labor force in Bolivia, produce subsistence

crops; about 27%, produce livestock (mostly cattle); and only 0%, crop for export (mainly to Europe).

The National Quinoa Council

(CONIC) is working with CONICOPAZ to develop Quinoa policies for Bolivia.

Quinoa banana mash

Quinoa banana mash
Quinoa banana mash

Quinoa is traditionally used in Bolivia and Peru as a staple food, similar to rice. The Oficina Nacional de Estadísticas

(ONE) said in 2004 that 8.2 million people in Bolivia and 3.9 million people in Peru were dependent on quinoa as a

primary food source (basically subsistence farmers). It further reported that 1.9 million Bolivians and 1.2 million

Peruvians receive quinoa as a major source of their diet; another 467,000 Bolivians and 500,000 Peruvians consume

it occasionally; and 2 million people consume it occasionally but do not depend on it as a regular food source.

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