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Nutritional Value of Amaranth

Edited by Viduranga Yashasvi 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 Yashasvi 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

2448 Total Chapter Downloads

7 Crossref Citations

9 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

219

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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

154

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

By Matthew Chidozie Ogwu

255

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

By Dinesh Adhikary, Upama Khatri-Chhetri and Jan Slaski

211

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5. Potential of Amaranth in Alleviating Malnutrition in Indonesia

By Muhammad Ikhsan Sulaiman and Rita Andini

196

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6. Functional Value of Amaranth as Applied to Sports Nutrition

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

239

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7. Nutritional Functional Value and Therapeutic Utilization of Amaranth

By Manuel Soriano-García and Isabel Saraid Aguirre-Díaz

420

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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

263

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9. Amaranth Seed Oil Composition

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

248

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10. Kinetics and Thermodynamics of Oil Extracted from Amaranth

By Chinedu M. Agu and Albert C. Agulanna

250

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