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am·a·ranth

, amaranthum (am'ă-ranth, am-ă-ran'thŭm), [C.I. 16185]
An azo dye; a soluble reddish-brown powder that turns magenta red in solution; used as a food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic coloring agent, and occasionally in histology.
[G. amaranthon, a never-fading flower]

am·a·ranth

(am'ă-ranth)
A weed (Amaranthus) of widespread geographic distribution; some species are consumed as a foodstuff; its prolific ability to produce seed allows its use as a flour. Purported value both internally and externally (e.g., astringent).
Synonym(s): love-lies-bleeding, red cockscomb.
[G. amaranthon, a never-fading flower]
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Meiotic chromosome analysis in inter-specific fl hybrids of grain amaranths.
Amaranth is grown commercially for its seeds, which are used as a grain, but a forager wants the tender stems and young leaves.
This research therefore initiated an examination of the potential use of amaranth grain in complementary foods to address the low micronutrient intake of children in a rural area of Ethiopia.
Consequently, the formulation of products containing added functional ingredients, such as amaranth, would be an efficient alternative to increase the intake of nutrients that the cereal offers and to improve the sensorial and organoleptic characteristics of new types of food.
The genetic diversity of amaranth is widely related by archaeological, historical and morphological data from the agricultural and commercial point of view, the characterization of germplasm is based on high and low hereditability characteristics, with environmental influence as the main obstacle.
Therefore, the aim of this research was evaluation of product development possibility of Amaranth Tabriz climate.
Amaranths produce many thousands of tiny seeds having very valuable contents.
The samples are being conserved as part of a comprehensive collection of amaranth germplasm maintained in the National Plant Germplasm System.
hybridus (Greece) are vegetable-type amaranths, and the others are grown primarily for grain.
Grain amaranth is a relatively new food crop in Uganda.
Mwangi and others are also researching amaranths potential to combat heart disease and aid in recovery from surgery.
Amaranth grain has high protein, as well as a high fat content; there is the potential to use it as an energy food.