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Nutritional Value of Amaranth [Working Title]
Amaranth was a staple of the Aztec diet and is described as a "superfood" in part because of its high protein content and well-balanced amino acid profile. In terms of nutrient content, amaranth surpasses many staple crops such as rice, corn, and wheat. Additionally, lysine content is twice as much than in rice and thrice as much than in corn. Along with desirable agronomic traits, this crop has been hugely applauded for its gluten-free nature. Not only can it benefit vegan and gluten allergydoi:10.5772/intechopen.88093 fatcat:55ol5nv7vjhpzonup2tukhm7ye