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ISSN 1581-5439
Silva GROBELNIK MLAKAR*, Matjaž TURINEK, Manfred JAKOP, Martina BAVEC, Franc BAVEC
pp. 43-53

Due to described agricultural advantages, unique nutritional properties and versatile usage, grain amaranth (Amaranthus spp.) has gained increased attention since 1970s when it has been re-discovered. The present paper briefly describes crop importance, botany and chemical composition, including new findings on nutritive value and properties of grain amaranth processed as food. Especially the rheological properties of composite flours containing amaranth and their suitability for making fortified bread are discussed. According to the information obtained in the scope of a national research project, grain amaranth is recognised as a perspective crop suitable for production of highly nutritive food and feed also under our conditions.

Key words: grain amaranth, nutrition value, utilisation, bread making


Slovenian:

Prehranska vrednost in uporabnost zrnatega ščira: potencialna uporabnost v pekovske namene

Zaradi opisanih prednosti v prıdelavı, edinstvenıh prehranskıh lastnosti in vsestranske uporabnostı prıdobıva zrnatı ščır (Amaranthus spp.), vse od leta 1970, ko je bila poljščına ponovno odkrita, vse večjı pomen. Prıspevek obravnava pomen poljščıne, njen botaničnı opıs, kemıjsko sestavo zrnja, vključenı pa so tudı novejšı ızsledkı o prehranskı vrednosti in lastnostih zrnja prımernega za humano prehrano. Zlasti so v prıspevku obravnavane reološke lastnosti mešanıc mok, kı vsebujejo zrnatı ščır ter njihova primernost za izdelavo prehransko obogatenega kruha. Glede na informacije, pridobljene v okviru nacionalnega raziskovalnega projekta, je zrnatı ščır perspektivna poljščına, primerna za proizvodnjo živil ın krme vısoke prehranske vrednostı tudi v naših prıdelovalnıh razmerah.

Ključne besede: zrnatı ščır / prehranska vrednost / uporabnost / peka kruha


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