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Viduranga Waisundara

Australian College of Business & Technology

A Deputy Principal of the Australian College of Business & Technology who serves as the Global Harmonization Initiative Ambassador to Sri Lanka. A prolific author, editor, scientist, and administrator who works tirelessly promoting healthy food habits, food, and nutrient security.


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About the book

There has been a considerable amount of interest aimed at understanding and studying ancient grains, commonly known as 'pseudocereals' in modern times as ultimate nutrient-dense food products. Pseudocereals could be broadly defined as plants that produce fruits or seeds which are used and consumed in the same method as typical grains, albeit botanically, they are neither grasses nor true cereal grains. Pseudocereals are typically protein-dense where many of the so-called 'ancient grains' are recognized pseudocereals, e.g. amaranth, quinoa.

This book will aim at serving as an introduction to pseudocereals, their history of use, processing methods, and agricultural practices. While the content is primarily aimed at a scientific audience, in order to enhance the awareness about pseudocereals, the information which is to be enclosed targets a non-scientific readership as well, simply to garner their attention towards the positives of these food products.

The book will intend to ponder whether pseudocereals could be advocated as a functional food as well, especially given their potential to maintain good health and wellness.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: August 25th 2021

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Deadline for chapter proposals: September 22nd 2021

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Deadline for full chapters: November 21st 2021

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Review results due: February 9th 2022

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Expected publication date: April 10th 2022

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Viduranga Waisundara

Australian College of Business & Technology

Dr. Viduranga Waisundara obtained her Ph.D. in Food Science & Technology from the Department of Chemistry, the National University of Singapore in 2010. She was a lecturer at the Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore, from July 2009 to March 2013. She relocated to her motherland of Sri Lanka and spearheaded the Functional Food Product Development Project at the National Institute of Fundamental Studies from April 2013 to October 2016. She was a senior lecturer on a temporary basis, at the Department of Food Technology, Faculty of Technology, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka. She is currently the deputy principal of the Australian College of Business & Technology – Kandy Campus, in Kandy, Sri Lanka. She is also the present Global Harmonization Initiative (GHI) ambassador to Sri Lanka.

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