This year Harvard recognized the nutritional benefits of consuming quinoa on a regular basis. They went as far as to say, a bowl of the Inca grain could save your life. Who wouldn’t want their fair of the Peruvian crop?
Peru sent its very first shipment of quinoa to the distant and large Russian market, reports Andina news agency.
Geo Foods of Russia received the shipment advised by the Commercial Office of Peru in Moscow (Moscow OCEX). From Moscow, Geo Foods will distribute the Andean grain to the biggest markets throughout the country.
Geo Foods quinoa will be sold in major supermarket chains in packages of 0.5 kg in Leningrad. The packages will be styled with images of the Peruvian Andes so buyers can identify where the product comes from.
The shipments are scheduled to total about 20 tons per month and later increase to higher volumes and to more regions of the foreign country.
According to Andina, quinoa exports increased in volume by 32% in the first five months of this year.
In Peru, quinoa is mostly grown in Puno, Arequipa, Cusco, Ayacucho, and Huancavelica regions.