АMARANTH (AMARANTHUS L.): CHEMICAL COMPOSITION AND PROSPECTS OF USING (REVIEW)
Высочина, Галина Ивановна
- Publisher: Altai State University
Khimiia rastitel'nogo syr'ia (Chemistry of plant raw material)
(issn: 1029-5143, eissn: 1029-5151)
Amaranth (Amaranthus L.), biologically active substances, amaranth oil, scvalen, antioxidant activity | Амарант; биологически активные вещества; масло амаранта; сквален; антиоксидантная активность
The review of materials on a chemical composition, biological activity, use in medicine and the food industry of representatives of genus Amaranthus L. (Amaranthaceae) of world flora is carried out. Existence in an elevated part of an amaranth of valuable biologically active substances defines prospects of its use in production of foodstuff of special and general purpose, and also as raw materials for receiving biologically active additives. At cultivation in climatic conditions of Russia high biological efficiency of an amaranth, drought resistance, nutritional value of grain and green material and other advantages are revealed.