A species of goosefoot (Chenopodium), is a grain crop grown primarily for its edible seeds. It is a pseudocereal rather than a true cereal, as it is not a member of the true grass family. As a chenopod, quinoa is closely related to species such as beetroots, spinach and tumbleweeds.
Botanical Nomenclature of the origin.- Chenopodium quinoa
Appearance.- Golden white, red and black grains.
Odour and taste.- Characteristic of Quinoa
Microbiological properties.- TPC <10cfu/g
Brussels Tariff.- 10085000