The revival of Amaranth as a third-millennium food

Neuro Endocrinol Lett. 2012:33 Suppl 3:3-7.

Abstract

The article deals with the importance and advantages of the amaranth plant - a genus of herbs of the family Amarantaceae. Amaranth, highly nutritional pseudocereal and traditional american crop has good food potential value. Amaranth grain doesn't contain gluten. The high content of quality protein and unsaturated fatty acids is one of its advantages. It is also a carrier of a very valuable fibre and good source of squalene.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Amaranthus / chemistry*
  • Crops, Agricultural / chemistry*
  • Health Promotion*
  • Humans
  • Nutritive Value*