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MOTHER GRAIN- A 5,000 year old crop.

Quinoa is native to the Andes Mountains of Bolivia, Chile, and Peru. This crop has been called 41 vegetable caviar or Inca rice, and has been eaten continuously for 5,000 years by people who live on the mountains plateaus and in the valleys of Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and Chile. Quinua means "mother grain" in the Inca Language. The crop was a staple food of the Inca people and remains an important food crop for their descendants. Quinoa is more than just a grain (or seed, whatever). It’s a LIFESTYLE.Here are 32 ways to eat Quinoa and Succeed in Life.        

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Ushcha Baltazar, a 70 year-old man, climbs up the mountains of Chimborazo twice a week so that he can sell the 20kgs of ice blocks at the Riobamba market. This ice is used in juices. It gives them the final touch embedding them with natural flavors. It is one of the most important ingredients of the procedure. He roams down the icy mountains carrying a shovel and an ice pick that he uses to carve out the mountain ice. Indeed, it is a physically demanding job. He is now the last ice merchant in the highlands. He has been doing this job for the last 15 years of his life. Unfortunately, it will be the last year. Global warming has...

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