SOWING TIME : Recommended For Year Round Sowing Except Dec-Feb As The Plant Is Susceptible To Cold Temperatures
PLANT CHARACTER : Preferring Warm Temperatures, Amaranth Has Long Straight Stems With Long Lasting Flowers
LEAF CHARACTER : Medium Sized Green Leaves With Burgandy Red Overlay
HARVEST: 48-56 Days After Planting, Pick Individual Leaves And Chaff The Seeds As Needed
Amaranth or Amaranthus is a tropical and sub-tropical seasonal crop categorized as a leafy vegetable, cereal, and also as an ornamental plant. Resembling spinach in looks and the artichoke in taste, the red leaf amaranth is full of nutritional benefits that surpass most of its green leafy counterpart. It is naturally gluten-free and can be had by gluten or celiac-intolerant people without any worry. It is also a great addition to gluten-free dishes. It also comprises the amazing protein lysine and comes packed with all the other essential amino acids too. Not just this, uncooked red amaranth consists of 82% iron, 31% calcium, and 14% Vitamin C. So eating these pretty looking leaves raw in salads and sandwiches is a health treat all by itself!
The other nutrients and minerals, this vegetable is rich in, includes magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, and dietary fibre. It’s intake is very beneficial to the heart, as it lowers bad cholesterol levels. The easy to digest leaves are also known to improve eyesight, prevent excessive hair loss, and premature greying. With so much that the beautiful red leaves can offer, take in as much as you can. Cook it, stir fry, or come up with a completely new way of having this vegetable! Have it often for long-term benefits.
Soil should be mixed with well rotten Cow dung. Raise nursery and transplant the plants at the distance of 18 inches row to row and 12 inches plant to plant. .Irrigate immediately and then as per requirement. Harvest starts after 30-35 days.