Amaranth grain has been cultivated by the Aztecs with the grain for 8,000 years. The production of amaranth grain is comparable to maize or rice. It was a major food of the Aztecs and in other tropical climates. The amaranth plant usually grows up to around 5-6 feet long and the color is maroon or crimson. The seeds of the plant number in the 1000’s and all are very small. It is a sweet, nutty flavored grain that is very high in fiber and protein. It is often used in bread to boost nutrition and create a crunchy texture. It is also added to soups, or cooked to create satisfying hot breakfasts. Amaranth grain is grown as a food crop in Mexico in limited amounts. Where it is used to make a candy that is called Alegria. The grain of amaranth is popped and mixed with honey and also processed into extruded and ground flour forms. They are mostly used in cereals and snacks. It can also be used for decorative or limited fodder purposes. Amaranth grain is derived from the fruit a flowering plant.
Uses & Benefits:-
· Amaranth is easy to digest and gluten-free.
· It is full of minerals and antioxidants as well as improves eyesight.
· It helps with hair loss and also moisturizes as well as flatten wiry grey hair.
· Amaranth grain, seeds, and oil also helps to lower cholesterol and risk of constipation.
· It is high in calcium and helps to reduce the risk of osteoporosis and other calcium deficiencies.
· It helps to provide essential lysine metabolize fatty acids into energy, absorb calcium and so on.