Amaranth originated in the Americas and this was where the largest acreage of Amaranth was grown during the time of the inca and Aztec civilizations.It is a pale golden colour and has a nutty flavour making it a delicious addition to a meal.
Amaranth has 3 times more fibre and 5 times more iron than wheat as well as an unusually nutritious balance of amino acids such as lysine and methionine, making it an excellent protein food. Both it's seeds and it's foliage can be eaten and the foliage(vegetable) is an excellent source of iron and Vitamin A as well as protein.
It is a broad-leafed plant which makes multi-headed flowerets having grain-like seeds. Each plant makes 40,000 to 60,000 seeds and the seeds are tiny.
Amaranth has a genetic classification of it's own( genus Amaranthus, family Amaranthacae) and grows 5-6 feet tall.
It is gluten-free and can be used in the baking of flatcakes, pancakes and pastas quite easily. Amaranth has a nutty flavour so can also be used as a garnish on salads, fruits and baked goods, crumbing or cooked as a hot cereal. This wonderful seed can also be sprouted.
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