Aug 162017

Peruvian Amaranth

R 20.00

Amaranthus

Description

A beautiful variety of amaranth.  Bushy and tall growing with green leaves, bearing a beautiful plume of masses of small pink flowers.

Amaranth is a highly nutritious food plant.  This variety of amaranth has both edible grain and leaves.

The amaranth seed is high in protein, and contains respectable amounts of lysine and methionine, and essential amino acids that are not frequently found in grains.  It is high in fibre and contains calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorus and vitamin A and C.

The grain can be cooked as a cereal, ground into flour, popped like popcorn, sprouted or toasted!

The seeds can be cooked with other whole grains, added to stir=fry or to soups and stews.

estimate number of seeds : 1000 seeds