Nutritional value of vegetable Amaranthus tricolor L. seedlings grown in Moscow region

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The use of amperometric express method made it possible to measure quickly and evaluate content of waterand alcohol-soluble antioxidants in extracts from Amaranthus tricolor L. plants. Accumulation of low molecular weight antioxidants: ascorbic acid, beta-cyanine (amaranthine) and the total content of antioxidants in various organs of Valentina amaranth seedlings were studied. The maximum amount of low molecular weight antioxidants accumulates in leaves, compared with roots and stems of seedlings grown in open and protected ground. In open ground conditions, amaranth leaves and stems have 1.5-fold and 2-fold increased level of ascorbic acid than seedlings grown in protected ground. But the total content of water-soluble antioxidants in leaves and roots of seedlings is lower compared to seedlings of protected ground. Minimum amount of antioxidants was found in alcohol extracts of stems and roots in open ground, while the total content of antioxidants in stems and roots was 1.6 fold higher in seedlings grown in protected soil. The content of amaranthine is comparable in the studied organs of amaranth seedlings of both cultivation variants. The data obtained allow to recommend use of leaves and stems of amaranth seedlings grown in open and protected ground (early spring and autumn), as a preventive antioxidant dietary product.

About the authors

Iskren Georgiev Sergiev

Institute of Plant Physiology and Genetics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Author for correspondence.
Sofia, Bulgaria

Associate professor, PhD, Institute of Plant Physiology and Genetics

Desislava Aleksandrova Todorova

Institute of Plant Physiology and Genetics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Sofia, Bulgaria

Associate professor, PhD, Institute of Plant Physiology and Genetics

Valentina Karlovna Gins

Federal Scientific Vegetable Center

VNIISSOK village, Russian Federation

Doctor of Biological Sciences, professor, chief researcher at Laboratory of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry and Introduction

Svetlana Mikhailovna Motyleva

All-Russian Horticultural Institute for Breeding, Agrotechnology and Nursery

Moscow, Russian Federation

Candidate of Agricultural Science, Associate Professor, Head of Laboratory of Physiology and Biochemistry

Ekaterina Muratovna Gins

Lorch Potato Research Institute

Kraskovo village, Moscow Region, Russian Federation

Junior Researcher

Evgeny Aleksandrovich Moskalev

Lorch Potato Research Institute

Kraskovo village, Moscow Region, Russian Federation

Junior Researcher


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