GRAIN AMARANTH (Amaranthus hypochondriacus)
Amaranth was a major food of the Aztecs and earlier American cultures,
having been domesticated thousands of years ago. The attraction of
grain amaranth to both earlier civilizations and modern consumers is
the highly nutritious, golden seed. Amaranth seeds are unusually high
in protein for a non-legume, at about 14 to 16% protein and the
protein is well balanced in amino acids, and is high in lysine.
The whole seed is sometimes used in a type of porridge, or as a
condiment on other foods. And the ground flour is made into a variety
of baked breads.The leaves can also be used as spinach.
Seed count: 400/g
Seeds per packet: 350