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Amaranth ( Chinese Spinach ) Seeds

Amaranth grows vigorously in most climates and needs a minimum of water. Both the leaves, which taste like spinach, and the seeds contain a high concentration of lysine, an essential amino acid lacking in all of the world’s main cereal crops. One study conducted in Denmark concluded that the addition of amaranth to other cereal flours improved protein quality without affecting energy utilization. A study published in the Journal of Food Science concluded that amaranth is also highly suitable for utilization in infant formulas. The seeds can be used for breads, pastries, or can be popped like corn. In addition to its high fiber, calcium and iron, amaranth also has two times more calcium than milk. When used in combination with wheat, corn or brown rice Amaranth offers a complete protein as high in food value as fish, red meat or poultry. Cooked amaranth has a total digestibility of about 90%. Amaranth’s unique nutty flavor makes it a welcome addition to many types of food products.

The following seeds are in stock

  • FA112 Asia Red Amaranth ( Amaranthus hypochondriacus ): Large pink-red leaf, very delicious, adds color to your garden!
  • Red/Green Leafed Amaranth ( Amaranthus tricolor ): Green and red leaved variety. The leaves are green and elongated in shape. Maturity: 25-30 days. A very fragrant tropical herb.
  • Autumn Pallet ( Amaranthus cruentus ): Fall hues, bronze to light orange, wide spikes, dark green leaf, long lasting cut or for border, grows about 36" tall, flowers 6 weeks from seed.