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Chia, Amaranth, and Quinoa: From Ancient Seeds to “Superfoods”

Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 10:00am to 2:00pm

Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center
124 Comstock Knoll Road, Ithaca, NY 14850

In this interpretive exhibit at Cornell Botanic Gardens, learn about the ancient seeds chia, amaranth, and quinoa. These "superfoods" are growing in popularity—each with its unique taste, appeal, and nutritional value. What were once staple foods for ancient civilizations from Mexico to South America, these “pseudograins” are being rediscovered for their contribution to a healthy diet, eco-friendly cultivation techniques, cultural importance, and gluten-free status. This new exhibit at the Nevin Welcome Center explores the stories behind these ancient seeds and how they are used today.

On display August, 2018 - January, 2019

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