Thermochimica Acta 366 (2001) 149-155
Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) is an ancestral crop from the Andes of South America. Its high-energy and nutritional value content makes this crop very suitable for food. Germination of quinoa seed remains a problem. In the present work germination of quinoa seeds with different initial moisture contents were monitored by microcalorimetry at 258C.