This odd herb with edible seeds originates in pre-Columbian America and is now adored by that strange breed of human animals that refuse to eat animal life: vegans and vegetarians. The seed was actually largely superseded in the Americas by western cereals upon the arrival of Europeans but it has definitely seen a surge in popularity in the middle-classes of Europe and America with a strong media drive towards environmental living.
So how do you say the name of this weird plant? Probably incorrectly. Thank God for Listverse—you’ll never get it wrong again. It’s “keen-wah”.