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Nutritional Composition of Leaves of Amaranth (Amaranthus viridis L.)


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The family Amaranthaceae is an important source of vitamin-rich and protein-rich leafy vegetable in countries with tropical climate. Leafy vegetables are an inexpensive and rich source of several nutrients, in particular carotenoids.
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J. L. Guil Guerrero
Dpto. de Nutricion y Bwimtologia II, U.C.M. 28040, Madrid, Spain
M. E. Torija Isasa
Dpto. de Nutricion y Bwimtologia II, U.C.M. 28040, Madrid, Spain
I. Rodriguezgarcia
Dpto. de Nutricion y Bwimtologia II, U.C.M. 28040, Madrid, Spain

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The family Amaranthaceae is an important source of vitamin-rich and protein-rich leafy vegetable in countries with tropical climate. Leafy vegetables are an inexpensive and rich source of several nutrients, in particular carotenoids.