amaranth

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Amaranth is a genus of plants with approximately 75 species, 10 of which are dioecious and native to North America, while the remaining 65 are monoecious and found on every continent except Antarctica. 1 Amaranth grain has been cultivated for 8,000 years and is a great source of protein, fiber, calcium, iron, zinc, and manganese. 2 3 It is also drought-, heat-, and pest-tolerant and can be used in a variety of dishes, such as bread, porridge, and desserts. 3 Amaranth species that are still used as a grain are Amaranthus caudatus L., Amaranthus cruentus L., and Amaranthus hypochondriacus L., and the yield of grain amaranth is comparable to that of rice or maize. 4

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Summary Amaranthus is a cosmopolitan genus of annual or short-lived perennial plants collectively known as amaranths. Some amaranth species are cultivated as leaf vegetables, pseudocereals, and ornamental plants. Catkin-like cymes of densely packed flowers grow in summer or autumn. Amaranth varies in flower, leaf, and stem color with a range of striking pigments from the spectrum of maroon to crimson and can grow longitudinally from 1 to 2.5 metres (3 to 8 feet) tall with a cylindrical, succulent, fibrous stem that is hollow with grooves and bracteoles when mature. There are approximately 75 species in the genus, 10 of which are dioecious and native to North America with the remaining 65 monoecious species endemic to every continent (except Antarctica) from tropical lowlands to the Himalayas. Members of this genus share many characteristics and uses with members of the closely related genus Celosia. Amaranth grain is collected from the genus. The leaves of some species are also eaten.
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Summary Amaranth is a group of more than 60 different species of grains that have been cultivated for about 8,000 years. These grains were once considered a staple food in the Inca, Maya and Aztec civilizations.
Health Benefits of Amaranth: Nutrition, Antioxidants and More
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Summary Amaranth is an ancient grain that has been cultivated for over 8,000 years and is highly adaptable and disease-resistant. It is packed with a variety of nutrients, including protein, fiber, and calcium, and is drought-, heat-, and pest-tolerant. It is also a great source of iron, zinc, and manganese, and can be used in a variety of dishes, such as bread, porridge, and desserts.
Everything You Need to Know About Amaranth - Consumer Reports
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Amaranth is an ancient grain that is similar to quinoa. The small, light tan colored seed is cooked similarly to rice and oats and eaten as a pilaf or porridge.…
What Is Amaranth? - The Spruce Eats
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Amaranth is a wonderfully versatile plant that’s a beautiful flower, a delicious vegetable, and a nutritious grain all in one. It even has medicinal qualities. In other words, it’s the…
Growing Amaranth: The Complete Guide to Plant, Grow, & Harvest Amaranth
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Amaranth is a great source of protein, fiber, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus and iron. It helps keep your digestive system regulated, build your strength, and reduce the risk of fracture or…
Amaranth Benefits, Nutrition, Seeds and How to Use - Dr. Axe
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Amaranth is the name for a group of grains, three of which are grown for their edible seeds. Technically, amaranth (like quinoa) is a pseudocereal, not a grain, but it…
Amaranth Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits - Verywell Fit
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