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Amaranth shoots are tiny, purple veiny leaves growing from red stems. It gives its beautiful colour to a whole dish. Its taste is somewhat similar to beet leaves, but its texture resembles spinach. It can be eaten fresh in a salad or delicately blanched.
The plant has been cultivated for around 5,000 years and it was the staple for the Inca, Maya and Aztec peoples. Also called “amaranthus.” It is cultivated as food and as an ornamental plant. It is valued for its richness in nutrients and food energy.
Amaranth leaves are a repository of vitamin C and iron (they are five times richer in iron than spinach!)
It is an indispensable diet supplement for people who are suffering from atherosclerosis or diabetes. It is helpful in cancer prevention. It is used for strengthening hair and hair loss control.