Körner‐Amarant (Amaranthus ssp.): Anbau, Züchtung und Werteigenschaften einer alten Indio‐Pflanze

N. Wegerle, F. J. Zeller

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Grain amaranth (Amarantbus ssp.): Cultivation, Breeding and Properties of an Old Indian Plant Current knowledge on evolution, systematics and biology, as well as on the status of genetic and breeding efforts on the grain‐amaranth species A. caudatus, A. cruentus and A, hypochondriacus are compiled. The mineral contents and nutrient composition are compared with those of wheat and maize, and the potential cultivation of these crops in Central Europe, on the basis of experimental trials, is discussed. Amaranth could become a valuable human food source in Europe

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-72
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Agronomy and Crop Science
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1995


  • Grain amaranth
  • biology
  • breeding
  • cultivation potential
  • evolution
  • genetis
  • valuable properties


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