T o the Incas, quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa) was a food so vital that it was considered sacred. In their language, Quechua, it is referred to as chisiya mama or mother grain. Each year, the Inca emperor broke the soil with a golden spade and planted the first seed. … PERU: On the origins QUINOA
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T he ‘”hoja sagrada” or “sacred leaf” has enormous significance to Andean culture.
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