Pseudocereals and the posibilities of their application in food technology, Amaranth and Quinoa application in food processing

  • Tadeusz Haber Faculty of Computer Science and Food Science, Lomza State University of Applied Sciences, Lomza, Poland
  • Mieczysław Obiedziński Faculty of Computer Science and Food Science, Lomza State University of Applied Sciences, Lomza, Poland
  • Bożena Waszkiewicz-Robak Faculty of Computer Science and Food Science, Lomza State University of Applied Sciences, Lomza, Poland
  • Elżbieta Biller Faculty of Computer Science and Food Science, Lomza State University of Applied Sciences, Lomza, Poland
  • Bohdan Achremowicz Faculty of Biology and Agriculture, Rzeszow University, Rzeszow, Poland
  • Alicja Ceglińska Faculty of Food Science, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

Abstract

Amaranth (Amaranthus) and quinoa are the two basic pseudocereals, which have already found application not only in food production, but also in other industrial sectors. In food processing, the seeds of both plants can be used in various ways – from milling into flour or turning into porridge, through roasted, expanded or extracted seeds production and further usage or processing of the obtained products. The seeds and products are e.g. transformed into various food concentrates. They can undergo pressing or fat extraction, which is rich in squalene. A relatively highest and widest application of both plants’ seeds can be found in bread, pastry and even confectionery production.

Published
2017-12-01
How to Cite
HABER, Tadeusz et al. Pseudocereals and the posibilities of their application in food technology, Amaranth and Quinoa application in food processing. Polish Journal of Applied Sciences, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 2, p. 57-65, dec. 2017. ISSN 2451-1544. Available at: <http://pjas.pwsip.edu.pl/index.php/pjas/article/view/75>. Date accessed: 23 mar. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.19260/PJAS.2017.3.2.03.
Section
Food, Environmental and Agricultural Sciences and Technology