pseudocereal

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pseudo- +‎ cereal

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pseudocereal (plural pseudocereals)

  1. Any plant that, although not belonging to the grass family, produces seeds that are used to make flour.
    • 2006, Franc Bavec, Martina Bavec, Organic Production and Use of Alternative Crops, CRC Press (→ISBN), page 65
      Buckwheat is a cosmopolitan pseudocereal with limited production compared to cereals with higher yields. However, it is currently being introduced in many more countries, due to the high nutritional value of the buckwheat seed. The seeds are rich in essential amino acids, fatty acids, minerals, and vitamins B1 and B2. Buckwheat is also an important human dietary source. It is also used in honey production (possible yield is 120 to 300 kg of honey ha–1); soon after the initial stages of []
    Buckwheat, quinoa and amaranth are pseudocereals.

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pseudocereal m (plural pseudocereais)

  1. pseudocereal (plant whose seeds are used to make flour, but doesn’t belong to the grass family)