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American Journal of Food and Nutrition
Pot experiments were performed to determine the effect of heading (fruiting) on antinutrients (soluble and total oxalates), toxic substances (cyanide and nitrate) and some micronutrients viz; vitamin C, β-carotene (provitamin A) and mineral elements (Fe, Mg, Cu, Zn, Ca, Na and K) in Amaranthus cruentus grown in nitrogen and non-nitogen treated soil. The vegetable leaves were harvested at both market maturity (vegetative phase) and heading (reproductive phase) and were subjected to chemicaldoi:10.5251/ajfn.2011.1.4.147.154 fatcat:ck6y3lnbc5bldfdlgbrj4psmqu