Quinoa Has Lead to a Major Economic Evolution in Peru

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Quinoa’s importance has evolved tremendously since its first appearance during the early Incan Empire. Quinoa has boosted the Peruvian Economy extraordinarily and is only continuing that streak. The Ancient Incan Empire was one of the first to discover Quinoa. In Ancient times, the quinoa production was quite low compared to what it is today, because they kept it within their empire for the most part. Quinoa back then was not exported to a variety of civilizations, whereas it is in modern times Quinoa is a product from the Andes Mountains that is a gluten free grain (Cooking with Quinoa). In modern times it has been a major economic boost for Peru, because they have exported so much of it that the income rate of cash has gone up significantly, and changed Peru’s economy drastically. Which is a major food product in Peru, and has boosted their economy, around $23 million in one year (Quinoa Selection). This staple crop has been a major impact on the Andean economy, especially Peruvian economy.. While Quinoa has been grown in Peru since ancient times, in the modern world, it has become more economically significant to the Peruvian economy. The Incan empire was one of the biggest empires in the 1400s-1500s, and was located along the Andes Mountains in what is now known as Peru. Mountains are not known for having the perfect soil for farming, because they have such a steep incline, and also are usually filled with rocks and other stone-like materials. In fact, the Andes were not perfect at all, because of the rocky soil that was in it. The Incans built terraces along the mountainsides so they could plant fantastic crops that could feed their huge empire. In modern days the Incans would not be seen as having a great syste... ... middle of paper ... ... "Cooking light." . N.p.. Web. 10 Apr 2014. . "Peru unemployment rate." . N.p.. Web. 10 Apr 2014. . "Global demand for quinoa takes toll on Andean farmers and consumers." . N.p.. Web. 10 Apr 2014. . Erdos, Jordan. "Quinoa, Mother Grain." . N.p.. Web. 10 Apr 2014. . Henessy, Hannah. "Andes Drought leaves Lima thirsty." . N.p.. Web. 10 Apr 2014. . Jarus, Owen. "The Incas: History of Andean Empire." . N.p.. Web. 10 Apr 2014. .

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