Amaranth: An ancient crop for modern technology

Ana Paulina Barba De La Rosa, Cecilia Silva-Sánchez, Elvira González De Mejia

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Amaranth may play a very important role in the fight against hunger and contribute to the wellness of people. Amaranth contains, besides nutritional benefits, compounds with potential nutraceutical properties against hypertension and cancer. New technologies and agricultural strategies must be developed to increase the availability of this important novel food alternative.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHispanic Foods Chemistry and Flavor
EditorsMichael Tunick, Elvira Gonzales Mejia
Number of pages14
StatePublished - 2007

Publication series

NameACS Symposium Series
ISSN (Print)0097-6156

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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