This statistic features the trend in quinoa production worldwide from 2010 to 2020. In 2017, the global quinoa production volume amounted to about 146.74 thousand metric tons. In the following three years, this figure increased to more than 175 thousand metric tons.
Quinoa, a grain crop which is cultivated for its edible seeds, has been domesticated in South America for thousands of years. Pronounced as "keen-wa", this crop is considered to be a healthier alternative to starchy grains and comes in three different varieties: whole grain white, red and black. The United Nations declared 2013 as the "International Year of Quinoa" in recognition of the indigenous peoples of the Andes, who have preserved quinoa as a staple for present and future generations.
According to scientific studies, Quinoa is high in anti-inflammatory phytonutrients, which have possible benefits in the prevention and treatment of disease. Quinoa contains all nine essential amino acids, small amounts of omega-3 fatty acids and has a higher content of monounsaturated fat, in contrast to other cereal grasses. Furthermore, this crop is a good source vitamins and minerals, such as calcium and magnesium.
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FAO. (January 21, 2022). Quinoa production worldwide from 2010 to 2020 (in metric tons)* [Graph]. In Statista. Retrieved November 30, 2022, from https://www.statista.com/statistics/486442/global-quinoa-production/
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FAO. (2022). Quinoa production worldwide from 2010 to 2020 (in metric tons)*. Statista. Statista Inc.. Accessed: November 30, 2022. https://www.statista.com/statistics/486442/global-quinoa-production/
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