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Quinoa field day - from seed to superfood

Quinoa field day - from seed to superfood

By Blake Jackson

Calling all farmers and health enthusiasts! Learn about the wonder grain, quinoa, at Lincoln University's annual Quinoa Field Day on July 16th, 2024, from 10 am to 2 pm. Held at the George Washington Carver Farm, this free event delves into the world of this protein-packed superfood.

The day kicks off with an immersive trolley tour through the quinoa fields at 10 am. This interactive experience provides a firsthand look at the lifecycle of quinoa, from planting to harvest. Learn about its versatility and its impressive nutritional profile.

A complimentary lunch awaits registered attendees at noon, followed by a fascinating presentation at 1 pm. Lincoln University's experts will discuss maximizing harvests by using the same quinoa plant for both its leafy greens and grains. Additionally, they'll share new research on using quinoa as forage for animals.

Lincoln University stands out for its research on the nutrient-rich greens of the quinoa plant. These greens, including leaves, sprouts, and microgreens, boast impressive health benefits. They have antimicrobial, anti-cancer, and anti-diabetic properties, among others. Despite its potential, quinoa greens remain underutilized as a crop in the U.S.

Lincoln University's research aims to unlock the full potential of this climate-smart crop. By doing so, they hope to address malnutrition challenges and contribute to a more secure food system.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn about superfood while supporting innovative research! For more information, please contact Dr. Safiullah Pathan at or by phone 573-681-5963.

Photo Credit: lincoln-univsersity-missouri

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