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News | 16/09/2022

Quinoa, soy, chickpea, dry beans...and the parched field of 2022: results

Quinoa, soy, chickpea, dry beans...and the parched field of 2022: results

Quinoa, soy, chickpea and dry bean, intended for the human food chain, are hardly grown in our region at present, if at all. But they represent promising new agricultural crops in ILVO's cultivation and/or breeding research.

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Quinoa

Quinoa is a protein-rich pseudo-grain that originates from South America and is becoming very popular in Flanders. ILVO and its partners from the Flemish quinoa platform are investigating whether (and how) quinoa could become a new crop in Flanders.

Quinoa cultivation in Flanders Quinoa is a protein-rich pseudo-grain that originates from South America. Most of the quinoa on the shelves today is still imported from South America, with Peru and Bolivia leading the way. But growers as well as (food) processors and retailers are asking to investigate the crop’s potential for Flanders.

Quinoa

Research projects

Saline AgricuLture for ADaptation

Second, we conduct production pilots and experiments to examine prospects for horizontal upscaling production from farm to regional scale for four different crops under saline conditions: New Zealand spinach, potatoes, quinoa and tomatoes (WP2).

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ILVO crop information sheets

ChicoryDry beansEdamameCalendula 2020 / 2017Chickpea(Grass)/CloverLentilsAlfalfaMiscanthusOil pumpkinRussian dandelionSoy 2020 / 2017Sorghum(grain) (fodder)Quinoa 2020 / 2017Field beanFlax

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Protein diversification in food and nutrition

What does the protein from e.g. quinoa or beans taste like, and what is the mouthfeel [dossier voeding smaak etc]?What nutritional value do they have, and that both on a macro and micro level?What clever combinations of protein sources are there to include all the essential amino acids?Are the proteins easily digestible?

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