Quinoa and chia are recognized among consumers worldwide due to the wide variety of nutrients each crop provides for healthy living. These cereal crops contain bioactive compounds, are gluten-free proteins, and provide essential vitamins and minerals. Both quinoa and chia are extraordinarily adaptable to various agroecological zones and highly suited to climate change and harsh environments. Quinoa is expanding in underdeveloped countries as superfoods, and its cultivation is spreading rapidly due to high demand globally. Chia processing results in coproducts including non-commercial grains, partially de-oiled flour, and rich fiber fraction allowing the crop to be reincorporated into the food chain.
This book presents scientific, beneficial information on various aspects of chia and quinoa development. It discusses processing methods in quinoa and chia, their functional properties, and features analytical profiles of both crops. It features information on quinoa and chia seeds for antioxidant properties and uses as superfoods; effects of processing on nutritional properties; quinoa products; and chia seed products and recipes.
Written for agri-business planners, policymakers, researchers, industrialists, and farmers interested in cereal crops, this book boosts quinoa and chia production, addresses food and health security problems, uplift farm-outputs, and promotes food industries.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1.Introduction –Quinoa and Chia
Chapter 2.Physical, Chemical, and Functional Properties of Chenopodium quinoa
Chapter 3:Physical, Chemical, and Functional Properties of Chia
Chapter 4:Quinoa and Chia seeds for Human Health
Chapter 5:Chenopodium and Salvia as Functional Foods
Chapter 6:Quinoa and Chia- Types, composition, and Therapeutic properties
Chapter 7:Effect of Processing on Nutritional Properties of Chia and Quinoa Seeds
Chapter 8:Quinoa products
Chapter 9:Chia seed Products/recipes
Chapter 10:Future aspects
Dr. Manju Nehra is Chairperson, Department of Food Science and Technology, Chaudhary Devilal University, Sirsa (Haryana, India). Her professional career spans around 14 years which she has been an academician throughout. She completed her B.Sc. in medical stream from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra and M.Sc. in Food Technology from Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar. Her doctorate degree was also from GJUS$T, Hisar. Her research work was related to efficacy of natural antioxidants in enhancing shelf life of oils.
Since 2007, she is in teaching profession as a faculty member in Department of Food Science and Technology, Chaudhary Devilal University, Sirsa. She is actively working in new product development from traditional Indian crops, fruits, and vegetables and improving the livelihood of farmers and rural ladies by providing knowledge about minimal processing and preserving techniques through lectures and workshops. She has participated in various national and international conferences and presented her research work in oral talks and posters. She has more than 30 research papers in journals of national and international repute. She is actively contributing to University administration by providing services as Director of Youth Welfare. She has four books to her credit. She has her website to connect to the public to know more about the changing scenario of human nutrition.
She is associated with various professional bodies like AFSTI, AMI, and Punjab science congress and provides consultancy services to various agro-based industries. She is actively involved in curriculum development and nutrition counseling. She has a profound interest in teaching, student counseling, environment conservation, and traveling, besides hygiene and nutrition.
Dr. S.K Gahlawat is working as a Professor in the Department of Biotechnology at Chaudhary Devilal University, Sirsa (Haryana, India). He is presently designated as Dean of Academic Affairs in the university, and different institutes across the globe have awarded him various prestigious fellowships and awards. He is a renowned scientist and published more than 100 research papers in national and international reputed journals. He has published more than eight books and has completed many skill enhancement training in Universities in India and abroad. The Department of Biotechnology awarded him, Government of India to conduct higher research in FRS Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen, UK, from March 30, 2007, to March 07, 2008. He was also awarded by the Department of Science & Technology, GOI in FRS Marine Laboratory, and Aberdeen, the UK, from March 19, 2003, to March 14, 2004. He was awarded Certificate of Commitment by Central Vigilance Commission, Satarkta Bhawan, GPO Complex, INA, New Delhi, upon adopting the Integrity Pledge to uphold the highest standards of honesty & Integrity and to follow probity and the rule of law in walks of life. He has visited many laboratories like Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen, UK: FRS BBSRC, Pirbright, UK (Reference laboratory and working on exotic viruses); CEFAS, Weymouth, UK (Reference laboratory for IPN and SVC viruses); University of Stirling, UK (Working on DNA vaccines, Real-time PCR). Several gene sequences/SNPs have been submitted to GenBank, NCBI, the USA, by Prof. Gahlawat. He has guided many Ph. D scholars and M.Sc. students and mentoring hundreds of learners to pursue their careers in academics and industries. He served as Chairperson of various departments in University and held different administrative positions like Dean Students Welfare, Dean of Colleges, Dean Faculty and Dean Research. He is contributing to science fraternity by motivating young scientists by his enthusiastic approach.
He has completed four R&D projects from UGC, ICAR, and Government of Haryana. His research interests include the development of molecular diagnostic methods for bacterial and viral diseases.