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Nutritional Value of Amaranth

Edited by Viduranga Y. Waisundara

Australian College of Business & Technology

Pseudocereals, belonging to the genus Amaranthus, have been cultivated for their grains for 8,000 years or more. The grain was a staple food of the Aztecs and was also considered an integral part of Aztec religious ceremonies. The book primarily focuses on the nutrient properties of amaranth and expresses its viewpoint in considering this crop as a remedy for many nutrient deficiencies and curbing food insecurity. The functional properties of the grain are immense and it is clear that the crop would be a valuable agricultural product around the world.

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Nutritional Value of AmaranthEdited by Viduranga Y. Waisundara

Published: March 18th 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.82910

ISBN: 978-1-83880-084-0

Print ISBN: 978-1-83880-083-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83880-185-4

Copyright year: 2020

Books open for chapter submissions

6855 Total Chapter Downloads

20 Crossref Citations

2 Web of Science Citations

32 Dimensions Citations


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1. Amaranth as a Pseudocereal in Modern Times: Nutrients, Taxonomy, Morphology and Cultivation

By Asel C. Weerasekara and Viduranga Y. Waisundara


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2. Adaptation Strategies and Microwave Drying of Amaranth Species with a High Nutritional Value to the Ecuadorian Andean Region

By Carlos J. Torres-Miño, Rafael Hernández Maqueda and Ángel H. Moreno


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3. Value of Amaranthus [L.] Species in Nigeria

By Matthew Chidozie Ogwu


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4. Amaranth: An Ancient and High-Quality Wholesome Crop

By Dinesh Adhikary, Upama Khatri-Chhetri and Jan Slaski


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5. Potential of Amaranth in Alleviating Malnutrition in Indonesia

By Muhammad Ikhsan Sulaiman and Rita Andini


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6. Functional Value of Amaranth as Applied to Sports Nutrition

By Torregrosa-García Antonio and López-Román F. Javier


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7. Nutritional Functional Value and Therapeutic Utilization of Amaranth

By Manuel Soriano-García and Isabel Saraid Aguirre-Díaz


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8. Effect of Various Process Conditions on the Nutritional and Bioactive Compounds of Amaranth

By Ofelia Marquez-Molina and Leticia Xochitl Lopez-Martinez


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9. Amaranth Seed Oil Composition

By Parisa Nasirpour-Tabrizi, Sodeif Azadmard-Damirchi, Javad Hesari and Zahra Piravi-Vanak


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10. Kinetics and Thermodynamics of Oil Extracted from Amaranth

By Chinedu M. Agu and Albert C. Agulanna


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