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Amaranth and Millet in the Context of “Silent Hunger” and Food Distribution

  • Aleksandra Badora
  • Małgorzata Kochan
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Part of the Sustainable Agriculture Reviews book series (SARV, volume 27)

Abstract

This paper focuses on two extremely valuable but rather unpopular plants: amaranth and millet, which are cultivated in Poland. These plants and their products can significantly reduce hunger in the world, which is associated with deficiencies in critical macro- and microelements in people’s diets. We present the characteristic feature of these plants, which contain large quantities of valuable, easily assailable elements and their positive impact on the functioning of human body. We discuss the role of essential elements for alleviate the symptoms and effects of many diseases in the context of food distribution and sovereignty. We tried also to explain why expanded amaranth and millet are called the cereals of the future.

Keywords

Amaranth Millet Silent hunger Traces elements and compounds in food products Food distribution and sovereignty 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry,Subdepartment of Quality and Standardization of Plant MaterialsUniversity of Life Sciences in LublinLublinPoland

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