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Research has played a vital role in the development of the first high quality, Ontario grown quinoa product- Quinta Quinoa. Over the past several years, company President Jamie Draves has worked with researchers at the University of Guelph and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to produce the following research papers. Please click the links below to access abstracts and links to the full papers.

Research Publications

Tang, Y., Li, X.H., Chen, P.X., Zhang, B., Liu, R., Hernandez, M., Draves, J., Marcone, M.F., and Tsao, R. (2016). “Assessing the fatty acid, carotenoid, and tocopherol compositions of amaranth and quinoa seeds grown in Ontario and their overall contribution to nutritional quality.“, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 64(5), pp. 1103-1110. doi : 10.1021/acs.jafc.5b05414

Li, H., Deng, Z.-Y., Liu, R., Zhu, H., Draves, J., Marcone, M.F., Sun, Y., and Tsao, R. (2015). “Characterization of phenolics, betacyanins and antioxidant activities of the seed, leaf, sprout, flower and stalk extracts of three Amaranthus species.“, Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, 37, pp. 75-81. doi : 10.1016/j.jfca.2014.09.003

Tang, Y., Li, X.H., Chen, P.X., Zhang, B., Hernandez, M., Zhang, H., Marcone, M.F., Liu, R., and Tsao, R. (2014). “Lipids, tocopherols, and carotenoids in leaves of amaranth and quinoa cultivars and a new approach to overall evaluation of nutritional quality traits.“, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 62(52), pp. 12610-12619. doi : 10.1021/jf5046377

Tang, Y., Li, X.H., Zhang, B., Chen, P.X., Liu, R., and Tsao, R. (2015). “Characterisation of phenolics, betanins and antioxidant activities in seeds of three Chenopodium quinoa Willd. Genotypes.“, Food Chemistry, 166, pp. 380-388. doi : 10.1016/j.foodchem.2014.06.018

Tang, Y., Li, X.H., Chen, P.X., Zhang, B., Hernandez, M., Zhang, H., Marcone, M.F., Liu, R., and Tsao, R. (2015). “Characterisation of fatty acid, carotenoid, tocopherol/tocotrienol compositions and antioxidant activities in seeds of three Chenopodium quinoa Willd. Genotypes.“, Food Chemistry, 174, pp. 502-508. Doi

Tang, Y., Zhang, B., Li, X.H., Chen, P.X., Zhang, H., Liu, R., and Tsao, R. (2016). “Bound Phenolics of Quinoa Seeds Released by Acid, Alkaline, and Enzymatic Treatments and Their Antioxidant and α-Glucosidase and Pancreatic Lipase Inhibitory Effects.“, Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology, pp. 1-8. doi : 10.1021/acs.jafc.5b05761