Physical and chemical analysis and biochemical composition of amaranth introduced in Dagestan

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Amaranth leaves are of high nutritional value, containing various metabolites, monoand disaccharides, photosynthetic pigments, unsaturated acids, phenolcarboxylic acids with high antioxidant activity. Vegetable amaranth is grown in different soil and climatic conditions all over the world. The article describes the results of physicochemical analysis of composition of amaranth plant introduced in southern Dagestan. The results of determining biochemical composition of vitamins, organic acids, antioxidants, betacyanin - amaranthin, chlorophyll, carotenoids and chlorogenic acid in the leaves of the introduced amaranth are presented. It has been shown that amaranth culture can be an important source of vitamins and valuable biologically active substances for both humans and animals. Based on the results obtained on amaranth introduction, it can be noted that cultivation of amaranth has great prospects in Southern Dagestan, as a mass crop.

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Ramida Gusenovna Magomedmirzoeva

Federal Agrarian Scientific Center of the Republic of Dagestan

Author for correspondence.

Senior Researcher

Makhachkala, Russian Federation

Murat Sabirovich Gins

Federal Research Vegetable Center


Doctor of Sciences in Biology, Professor, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Head of the Laboratory of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry and Introduction

Moscow region, Russian Federation

Mirali Nuralievich Dadashev

Gubkina Russian State University of Oil and Gas (NRU)


Doctor of Sciences in Technical Sciences, Professor, Department of Physical and Colloid Chemistry

Moscow, Russian Federation


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