Cultivated by the Aztecs 8,000 years ago, Amaranth is sometimes referred to as a “pseudo-cereal”.
|Compounds of Interest||Applications|
Beta-tocopherol (and other tocopherols)
Sterols: Decrease serum cholesterol levels
SFE allows for fractionation for less free fatty acids
SFE allows retention of thermolabile compounds
5,192 psi/40˚ C
Addition of cosolvent (ethanol) increases yield of squalene and tocopherols
Lower pressures (2175psi) increases yield of squalene
Grinding of particles increases yield of tocopherols.