Effects of Post-harvest Storage and Moist Heat Treatment on Carotenoids and Micronutrients in African Spinach (Amaranthus hybridus)

Felix Okpalanma, Philippa Ojimelukwe
  • Asian Journal of Advances in Agricultural Research, January 2017, Sciencedomain International
  • DOI: 10.9734/ajaar/2017/35356

Amaranthus hybridus is a rich source of pro vitamin A and Iron

What is it about?

This research reports investigations on carotenoid content of Amaranthus hybridus. This green leafy vegetables can be used as a rich source of iron. it contains carotenoids that can prevent age related problems with the eye and contains precursors of vitamin A in large quantities

Why is it important?

Hidden hunger (micronutrient deficiencies) is common in both developed and developing countries. green leafy vegetables such as Amaranthus hybridus are affordable foods that will prevent hidden hunger

Perspectives

Professor Philippa C OJIMELUKWE
Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike, Abia state, Nigeria

Amaranthus hybridus is one of our local green leafy vegetables thathaspotentials for the prevention of hidden hunger

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