Common name: Amaranthus Red
Scientific name: Amaranthus cruentus
Germination time: 2-3 days
Harvest time; 8-10 days
Flavour: Beet like taste
Nutrition: Vitamin K, Vitamin C, and many phytosterols
Health benefits: Prevent of cancer and heart-related disease.
Amaranth microgreens are usually ready to harvest in 8-10 days. Microgreens are richer sources of various micronutrient especially vitamins and minerals. Some of the lipophilic vitamins are much higher in microgreens than mature parts. Like vitamin E content of microgreens is forty times higher than the mature parts. Anti-nutritional factors like nitrates and nitrite contents are low in microgreens. In addition to this microgreens are a dense source of various bioactive compounds. Microgreens are used in salads, sandwich and soups. It can also be used for stuffing parantha and other Indian foods.