TY - CHAP A1 - Torregrosa-García Antonio A2 - López-Román F. Javier ED1 - Viduranga Y. Waisundara Y1 - 2020-03-18 PY - 2020 T1 - Functional Value of Amaranth as Applied to Sports Nutrition N2 - Pseudocereals, belonging to the genus Amaranthus, have been cultivated for their grains for 8,000 years or more. The grain was a staple food of the Aztecs and was also considered an integral part of Aztec religious ceremonies. The book primarily focuses on the nutrient properties of amaranth and expresses its viewpoint in considering this crop as a remedy for many nutrient deficiencies and curbing food insecurity. The functional properties of the grain are immense and it is clear that the crop would be a valuable agricultural product around the world. BT - Nutritional Value of Amaranth SP - Ch. 6 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.88842 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.88842 SN - 978-1-83880-084-0 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-04-21 ER -