Amaranth

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Hopi Red Dye



About This Variety

Amaranthus spp.
Seeds Per Packet: 500
Price Per Packet: $4.00
Days To Maturity: 50 days to edible leaves, 120 days to seed

One of the most ancient of grains. A vegetable and seed amaranth of striking beauty. The entire plant is deep burgundy red. Young leaves are delicious in salads or quesadillas. Flower bracts were used by Hopi Indians as a ceremonial food dye. The leaves have 3 times more vitamin C, 10 times more carotene, 15 times more iron, and 40 times more calcium than tomatoes, and 3 times more vitamin C, calcium, and niacin than spinach leaves. Plants reach 6 feet and require ample space to develop fully.