Techno-economic assessment of quinoa production and transformation in Morocco.

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Output type: Journal article

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Author list: Rafik S, Rahmani M, Choukr-Allah R, El Gharous M, Calle JPR, Filali K, Hirich A

Publisher: Springer (part of Springer Nature): Springer Open Choice Hybrid Journals

Publication year: 2021

Journal: Environmental Science and Pollution Research (0944-1344)

Journal acronym: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int

ISSN: 0944-1344

eISSN: 1614-7499

Languages: English (EN-GB)

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compared with manual production system under rainfed conditions. The diagnosis of the quinoa transformation pathways revealed different transformation levels, and the production cost increased with the level of transformation due to high cost of labor and raw material. Analysis of quinoa seeds showed that macronutrient content is mostly not affected by pearling process, while micronutrients content was significantly decreased in processed seeds. In addition, total saponin content was reduced to an acceptable level after using mechanical pearling compared with manual abrasion.


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