| The word amaranth means "everlasting" in Greek. Indeed, this tiny seed has endured the ages, as an important food source for ancient civilizations in South America and Mexico, to its current resurgence as a highly nutritious gluten-free grain.
Amaranth Herb is also called Amaranthus consists of about 70 species. Different species of Amaranth are used for different needs like leaf vegetables, grains, cereals, herbs, and ornamentals. Amaranth Grains are very similar in flavor and in cooking to Quinoa Grains and they are both called Pseudograins. Cooked Amaranth Grains and Raw Amaranth Leaves are full of Amazing Nutrients and in impressively large amounts. Some doctors recommend Amaranth Leaves for people who are very low on Red Blood Cells. So, if you are diagnosed with cancer then you should definitelly be adding Amaranth Vegetable and Grains to your diet. Below, I will provide you all with the Nutrients and Benefits of Amaranth Grains and of Amaranth Leaves. Anyway, the Nutrients in a cup or in 28 grams of Raw Amaranth Leaves are: - Vitamin A - Vitamin B1, Thiamin - Vitamin B2, Riboflavin - Vitamin B3, Niacin - Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine - Vitamin B9, Folate, Folic Acid - Vitamin C (Good Amount) - Vitamin K (Extreme Amount) - Protein - Calcium - Iron - Magnesium - Phosphorus - Potassium - Sodium - Zinc - Copper - Manganese - Selenium - Natural Fats - Omega 3 Fatty Acids - Omega 6 Fatty Acids - Carbohydrates - Calories