The united nations has designated 2013 as the international year of quinoa (iyq), recognizing the traditional dietary wisdom of the andean people. Quinoa has become a healthy, nutritious and popular food in the western world. The quinoa trend that has formed in the western world has brought development opportunities for taiwan quinoa. Taiwan quinoa has gradually become a popular food because of its nutrition and health. At the same time, the cheaper quinoa imported from central and south america also has an impact on taiwan quinoa. Taiwan quinoa must not only cite the publicity of foreign quinoa, but also create its own characteristics.
I don't know when ghost mannequin effect and where, taiwan quinoa began to add bright colors to the name, taiwan "Red quinoa", taitung "Red quinoa", pingtung "Red quinoa", mr. "Red quinoa"... When we mention "Red quinoa" at that time, the image of bright red quinoa ears and grains appeared in front of us, using the differences in color, strain, nutritional value, and even the production environment and aboriginal characteristics to distinguish the differences between taiwan and foreign quinoa; red quinoa also seems to reflect the struggle stories of people who plant traditional crops in taitung and pingtung, taiwan, and red quinoa has gradually formed his taiwanese appearance.
Red quinoa with taiwanese local characteristics
Because the flat land in nanhui of taitung county is relatively rare, most of the fields in this area are flat land between mountains, especially many of them are formed by alluvial rivers. However, due to the factors of geology and the slope of the mountains, the surface material collapses, so the particles on the flat land are relatively coarse. The soil, and even more common gravel, can grow stably after soil preparation and an irrigation system. Entering the settlement along the nanhui and industrial roads, from january to february, you can see older men and women handling red quinoa at home or by the fields. From harvesting, picking, drying, washing, hulling, dehydration and other steps in the field, all steps need to be carefully handled to meet the needs of enterprises and markets. Elderly farmers not only need to consider the quality and hygiene of red quinoa, but also care and handling patterns are also relearned.