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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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Data indicated that sample treatment caused significant (p [less than or equal to] 0.05) difference in manganese content in Hibiscus escolentus (upright), Corchorius olitorus, Amaranthus spinosus, Amaranthus caudatus, Bidens pilosa, Solanum nigrum and Momordica involucrata while Hibiscus escolentus (exotic), Spinacia oleracea and Brassica oleracea did not vary significantly (p [less than or equal to] 0.05).
It is clear from these data (Table 4 and Figure 1) that good sources of zinc in the raw form are Amaranthus caudatus, Corchorius olitorus, Solanum nigrum and Momordica involucrata with % RDI values of 60.8%, 55.1%, 28.1% and 13.4%, respectively.
The presence of rye straw reduced the emergence of Amaranthus retroflexus seedlings by approximately 75 to 80% relative to the soil without straw (Nagabhusa, Worsham, & Yenish, 2001).
For crambe (Figure 2H), the species were Gnaphalium spicatum (92.68) and Amaranthus retroflexus (83.25).
Presently, Amaranthus is distributed in many parts of the world, including Central and South America, Africa, China, India, and the United States (Budin et al, 1996).
Genus Amaranthus is characterized by the following traits: Annual or (rarely) short-lived perennial life history, herbaceous habit with prostrate to erect stem.
Host plant(s): Althea rosea (3, 6, 7, 11); Amaranthus viridis (6, 7); Chenopodum album (7); Conyza canadensis (11); Coriandrum sativum (11); Datura alba L.
En 2013, de acuerdo con datos de SAGARPA-SIAP (2015), la superficie sembrada de amaranto (Amaranthus spp.) para grano a nivel nacional fue de 3,729 hectareas con una produccion de 4,617 kg [h.sup.a-1] y un rendimiento promedio de 1.24 t [ha.sup.-1].
Where it was most prevalent of Brassica tournefortii, Digitariasanguinalis, Cyperusrotundus, Heliotropiumcurrsivicum, Amaranthushybridus, and Amaranthus viridis.
Amaranth (Amaranthus hypochondriacus L.) is a fast-growing annual species with good adaptation and high drought resistance (Liu and Stutzel, 2004; Vargas-Ortiz et al., 2015).
The leaves of Amaranthus hybridus and Amaranthus cruentus were obtained from cultivated farmlands located at Foto, Dschang City of the West Region of Cameroon, from April 2013 to September 2013.
Amaranth (Amaranthus hypochondriacus) raw and puffed seeds from the same batch were kindly donated by a manufacturer from Puebla, Mexico, harvested in November 2013.