Protein found in Amarathus is nearly double the amount found in corn and rice.
Amaranthus – The grain gifted by god and the superfood of ancient India!
Amaranth—one tiny seed, so many names! There is, in fact, one theory that suggests that the name “Amaranth” comes from Sanskrit words connoting “one that defies death”! The flowers of the plant are a vivid crimson all summer long, making it a striking sight.
However, the flowers aren’t amaranth’s big draw — it’s the seeds.
All over the country, we have eaten this plant for generations in its many avatars—as a green or purple leaf of which we make healthy subzis and a wholesome healthy breakfast cereal and can be used in myriad other ways!
Ancient Indian wisdom has always recognized this plant as a superfood long before the term became common parlance and long before quinoa travelled east.
This national protein day, we are celebrating this wonderful plant which we grow at our farm. Amaranth is rich in protein, with nearly double the amount found in corn or rice.
It is truly a grain gifted by God!