Quinoa, Lisbon

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Quinoa ( or , from Quechua kinwa or kinuwa) is the common name for Chenopodium quinoa, a flowering plant in the amaranth family Amaranthaceae. It is a herbaceous annual plant grown as a grain crop primarily for its edible seeds. Because it is not a grass, it is a pseudocereal rather than a true cereal. Quinoa is closely related to the edible plants beetroot, spinach, and amaranth (Amaranthus spp.), another pseudocereal which it closely resembles. After harvest, the seeds are processed to remove the outer coating that contains bitter-tasting saponins. They are gluten-free. Generally, the seeds are cooked the same way as rice and can be used in a wide range of dishes. The leaves are sometimes eaten as a leaf vegetable, much like amaranth, but commercial availability of quinoa greens is limited. When cooked, the nutrient composition is comparable to common cereals like wheat and rice, supplying a moderate amount of dietary fiber and minerals. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations declared 2013 to be the "International Year of Quinoa". Quinoa originated in the Andean region of Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia and Chile, and was domesticated 3,000 to 4,000 years ago for human consumption in the Lake Titicaca basin of Peru and Bolivia, though archaeological evidence shows a non-domesticated association with pastoral herding 5,200 to 7,000 years ago.

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Overview of Quinoa

On your visit to Lisbon, consider visiting Quinoa. Quinoa is not the prime point of interest of Lisbon. Although, you can pay a quick visit to it if you are around.

Attractions like Oceanario De Lisboa, Belem Tower, Igreja De Santa Maria De Belem, Jeronimos Monastery and Castle Of Sao Jorge are the usual crowd pullers of Lisbon and you might easily miss out Quinoa amidst these top things to do in Lisbon.

Top rated Lisbon tours do not include Quinoa in their schedule, you can add it to your plan anyway.

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  • Fantastic fresh Saturday brunch. I would highly recommend a visit, we will be back next time in Lisbon. You definitely will not leave hungry if you order one of the "brunch" selections. Enjoy!

  • Amazing croissants, great fresh natural juices. I would go back to Quinoa any time and recommend it to anyone.

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