Australian Quinoa Industry RD&E Plan 2024-2029
Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa) is an ‘ancient grain’ that was domesticated about 8,000 years ago in South America, where it became an important part of Andean...
Published: 4 Nov 2021
Author(s): Tim O’Hare, Kent Fanning, Jess Sanderson, Ross Naidoo
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Peruvian purple corn is a maize originating in the region of Peru, Ecuador and Bolivar. In contrast to normal yellow maize, the entire cob is used as a source of purple colorant for food and beverages, as a healthy additive to food products, and as a nutraceutical for a range of cardiovascular and inflammation-related diseases. The current report outlines the feasibility and opportunities for growing Peruvian purple corn in Australia.