The mineral elements and the amino acids in seeds of cultivated Amaranthus hypochondriacus were studied. The following conclusions can be made: 1. The contents of minerals in Amaranthus seed are similar to those of wheat and (except of a few elements: P, K) of pea. The habitats of plants, especially the soil conditions effect importantly on minerals.-2. The total amino acid content and mainly the rate of essential amino acids (lysine, arginine etc) are higher than those in seeds of wheat and maize and this fact create the importance of cultivation and utilisation of this plant. The cultivated Amaranthus species have favourable ecological properties (drought resistence, wantlessness) too.
|Translated title of the contribution||Minerals and amino acids in the seeds of the new, cultivated "cereal-like" species, Amaranthus hypochondriacus|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Zeitschrift für Lebensmittel-Untersuchung und -Forschung|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 1 1994|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Food Science