Amaranth

Celiac Disease & The Gluten-Free Diet

Celiac Disease & The Gluten-Free Diet

Celiac Disease is the most common genetically-induced food intolerance worldwide, with a prevalence around 1% (and growing!)

Wheat is among the 10 most common allergens responsible for food allergy (Wang et al. J Clin Invest, 2011)  Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity (NCGS) – diagnosis of exclusion; cases of gluten reaction in which both allergic and autoimmune mechanisms have been ruled out.

Phylogenetic Relationships within Genus Amaranthus

Phylogenetic Relationships within Genus Amaranthus: A Framework for Evolutionary Studies

Genus Amaranthus comprises leaf vegetable and grain crops, horticultural varieties, and weedy plants distributed throughout the world. Historical accounts suggest multiple uses and potentially several different origins of cultivated species and varieties that have been locally and/or regionally important in several cultures across the globe.

Promoting Production Of Grain Amaranth in Uganda

Promoting Production Of Grain Amaranth For Improved Nutrition And Health in Uganda

Protein energy malnutrition is still widespread in East Africa and other developing countries. It is a major direct and indirect cause of infant and childhood mortality and morbidity. Coupled with this is the widespread of malnutrition which mostly caused by poverty and inability to access adequate amounts of expensive protein foods to meet dietary requirements.

Amaranthus Enhancement Breeding

Amaranthus Enhancement Breeding at the North Central Regional Plant Introduction Station
The NCRPIS amaranth germplasm collection holds 3,346 accessions, 95% of which are available for distribution. Thirty-nine of the estimated 60 Amaranthus species are represented in the collection. Distribution lots are stored in pint jars in the NCRPIS seed storage vault at 4 degrees centigrade and 25% relative humidity.

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