This leafy green (or red) comes from the Aztecs of ancient Mexico although its name has origins in Greek work amarantos. Now, it is ubiquitous around the world as pseudocereal because it can partially replace your wheat and rice intake partially. In fact, amaranth is such a hardy crop that it is being heralded as the crop of the future because it grows so easily. Amaranth is rich in so many minerals, and eating it daily provides more than 20% of your daily nutritional requirement. It can be cultivated almost throughout the year is ready to harvest in less than a month from sowing. For best results, harvest them young by cutting off the entire plant leaving a few inches. Often the plant will produce a second and third crop. Amaranth is a lifesaver during fasting periods and vrats. Our favourite way of eating it is in a Goan style tambdi bhaji with pav; what's yours?
% of Daily Recommended Dietary Allowance satisfied by 100g of raw produce.