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Chile to Assist Vietnam in Growing Quinoa

Rice has certainly cornered the market in Vietnam but a new pilot program conducted by Chile's Institute for Agricultural Research and Hanoi University of Agriculture hopes to add quinoa to the country’s diet.

Quinoa, first cultivated by natives of South America, is considered a superfood as it’s a strong source of protein, fiber, magnesium, iron and calcium. With the ability to grow in different climates, temperatures and even barren soil, many hope that it can be used to address malnourishment in Vietnam’s north.

While it’s the pilot program has anything to do with The United Nations declaration that 2013 is the “International Year of Quinoa,” we’re happy either way.

Because quinoa is delicious.

Check out the gallery below to see some awesome quinoa dishes.

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