An important food of the ancient Mayan and Aztecs amaranth is grown for its white seeds and beautiful leaves. This variety is striking! It is great as a border plant or in the cutting garden growing to 6' tall plants with burgundy leaves, stems and plumes. Young leaves are a beautiful addition to salads. The grain can be cooked like rice or popped like popcorn. It is gluten free and a complete protein containing 13-15 g of protein per 100 g. Its leaves and seed contain important B vitamins, vitamin E and almost all amino acids important for the human body (a "complete protein"). This plant is drought tolerant and adaptable to marginal soils.
- 360 seeds/pkt
BULK AVAILABLE (see sizes)