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Updated: 11/30/2017 08:30:05AM

Quinoa who?

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By Tim Spain

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The first time I ever heard someone say quinoa, I thought to myself, “What did you just call me?” Then I tasted the grain and then I thought, “How have I not ever tried this before?”

Quinoa (say “KEEN-wa”) is part of the amaranth family of plants. It’s native to South America and was grown by the Incas. It was a staple in the Inca diet until the Spanish conquistadors stopped quinoa production and forced them to grow wheat.

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