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Amaranth, Buckwheat, and Chenopodium: The “ABC” Nutraceuticals of Northwestern Himalayas
Year:
2021
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  • Anita Singh, 
  • Anita Kumari  
  • Harinder Kumar Chaudhary 
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Abstract:

The Northwestern Himalayan region is a rich storehouse of nutraceuticals enriched potential crops which have been underutilized and neglected by mankind for a long. The pseudocereals “ABC”, namely amaranth (Amaranthus sp.), buckwheat (Fagopyrum sp.), and chenopodium (Chenopodium quinoa) are excellent examples of such nutraceutical superfoods which are generally cultivated marginally in limited areas but can perform a significant role in nutritional security. The phytochemical constituents and unique nutritional profile of these pseudocereals have made them popular worldwide nowadays. They also form suitable alternatives as gluten-free products for celiac patients. The high dietary fiber, well-balanced amino acid content, and health beneficial metabolites make them a popular choice for functional food and biofortification. This chapter presents comprehensive information about the bioactive compounds available in these crops which may possess outstanding biological activities and have nutraceutical potential. The role of these pseudocereals as potential nutritional food sources for the masses is also discussed besides highlighting the on-going national and international biotechnological interventions for the genetic improvement of these crops.

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10.1007/978-981-16-2339-4_26
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Amaranth, Buckwheat, and Chenopodium: The “ABC” Nutraceuticals of Northwestern Himalayas

The Northwestern Himalayan region is a rich storehouse of nutraceuticals enriched potential crops which have been underutilized and neglected by mankind for a long. The pseudocereals “ABC”, namely amaranth (Amaranthus sp.), buckwheat (Fagopyrum sp.), and chenopodium (Chenopodium quinoa) are excellent examples of such nutraceutical superfoods which are generally cultivated marginally in limited areas but can perform a significant role in nutritional security. The phytochemical constituents and unique nutritional profile of these pseudocereals have made them popular worldwide nowadays. They also form suitable alternatives as gluten-free products for celiac patients. The high dietary fiber, well-balanced amino acid content, and health beneficial metabolites make them a popular choice for functional food and biofortification. This chapter presents comprehensive information about the bioactive compounds available in these crops which may possess outstanding biological activities and have nutraceutical potential. The role of these pseudocereals as potential nutritional food sources for the masses is also discussed besides highlighting the on-going national and international biotechnological interventions for the genetic improvement of these crops.

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