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Quinoa is not a grass. Its seeds have been eaten for 6000 years.
Pseudocereals are non-grasses that are used in much the same way as cereals (true cereals are grasses). Their seed can be ground into flour and otherwise used as cereals. Examples of pseudocereals are amaranth (Love-lies-bleeding, red amaranth, Prince-of-Wales-feather), quinoa, and buckwheat.
The following table shows the annual production of some pseudocereals in 1961, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 ranked by 2013 production.
(millions of metric tons)
||A pseudocereal in the family Polygonaceae that is used in Eurasia and to a minor degree the United States and Brazil. Major uses include various pancakes, groats and noodle production.
||A pseudocereal in the family Amaranthaceae, traditional to the Andes, but increasingly popular elsewhere.
Other grains that are locally important, but are not included in FAO statistics, include: