Quinoa growing on Isla del Sol, Lake Titicaca
Quinoa growing on Isla del Sol, Lake Titicaca

Quinoa, in the Raw

For those of you curious to know what quinoa, this decade’s “superfood” and “miracle grain” looks like prior to its harvest, today’s Pic du Jour, the 133rd (!) straight, is for you. Beautiful, no? Check the links below for more on the impact of the staple’s popularity –it’s not all good, particularly for those who grow it and can no longer afford to buy it.

This was taken on Isla del Sol, the island in the southern reaches of South America’s Lake Titicaca where the Inca believed the sun was created. A few previous posts on Isla del Sol are here; much more forthcoming.

24-Apr-2013

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