Seeds - Amaranth Red Garnet 100gm

Seeds - Amaranth Red Garnet 100gm

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  • 100gm bag

This seed is part of the Amaranth tricolor species.  It is the most vibrant color of any microgreen! They are young, tiny, edible greens that are typically harvested within 14-18 days of sowing.

They have a rich historical backing, with Aztecs known to consume 80% of their diet.

Used for thousands of years by chefs in South and Central America, the latest red versions add an extra layer of aesthetic presentation. Therefore, they are used by chef's to elevate dishes from good to exceptional.  Only a bit of their leaves can add superior depth to any dish and perfect for garnishing healthy salads.

They provide the following health benefits (see below for nutrients)

  • Bone Health: The calcium and protein content in red amaranth microgreens is plentiful to promote strong bones and teeth. Consuming amaranth microgreens can help you reduce the risk of getting osteoporosis and arthritis.
  • Healthy Gut: Being gluten-free, these microgreens are perfect for maintaining a good gut, especially for people with sensitive digestive systems.
  • Better Immunity: Combining the vitamin and protein content in amaranth microgreens is perfect for boosting your immune system. The microgreens give your body the power to fight off cardiovascular problems and hypertension.
  • Weight Control: These greens are full of fiber, allowing you to feel full for longer and reducing your appetite. Therefore, if you’re looking for weight control ingredients in your salads, amaranth microgreens are perfect for you.
  • Decreased Hair Loss: Red garnet microgreen content is such that it will reduce hair loss and delay graying. To maintain your natural hair color and health, you should add some amaranth microgreens seeds to your dishes.

As with other microgreens Amaranth’s nutritional value only increases in its microgreen form.  

Vitamin A, K, E, and C

  • Zinc
  • Beta-carotene
  • Iron
  • Copper
  • Calcium
  • Potassium
  • Phosphorous
  • Lysine
  • Phytosterols

They don’t grow very high but maintain an average of 5-7 centimeters in length.