ABSTRACT Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) is a pseudocereal, rich in lysine and methionine, minerals and vitamin E. Due to the absence of gluten, it is considered a gluten-free product, as well as a functional food due to the high antioxidant potential. A field trial has been carried out; thirty lines of Chenopodium quinoa, C. giganteum, and C. berlandieri, from different backgrounds, were evaluated for seed production and for some of the main morphological and quality traits associated with it. The values for the seed production vary between 0.11 and 13.36 g/plant; the protein content of the seed has a range between 15 and 21%; while the soluble and insoluble fibers vary from 9.4 to 31.0%. As far as the seed colour features are concerned, it was found that the concentration of yellow pigment (YPC) varies from 7.1 up to 87.87 μg/g in darker genotypes. The lines of C. giganteum showed the highest values for most of the qualitative characteristics.
|Autori:||D’Ambrosio, T.;Faleo, S.;De Santis, G.;Cuoco, L.|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2011|
|Titolo:||ADATTABILITÀ della QUINOA (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) all’ambiente mediterraneo: selezione di genotipi superiori per caratteri qualitativi|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|