Burgundy Amaranth


Burgundy Amaranth

Amaranthus hypochondriacus

Grain | Green | Soil Conditioner

An important food of the ancient Mayans and Aztecs, amaranth is grown for its white seeds and beautiful leaves. This variety is striking! It is great as a border plant or in the cutting garden growing to 6′ tall plants with burgundy leaves, stems, and plumes. Young leaves are a beautiful addition to salads. The grain can be cooked like rice or popped like popcorn. It is gluten-free and a complete protein containing 13-15 g of protein per 100 g. Its leaves and seed contain important B vitamins, vitamin E, and almost all amino acids important for the human body (a “complete protein”). This plant is drought-tolerant and adaptable to marginal soils.

We have used its strong long tap root to condition our heavy clay soils.

  • Drought tolerant
  • Tolerant of poor soils
  • Complete protein
  • Approx 360 seeds/pkt
  • Ancient Grain

  • Drought Tolerant

  • Planting Season: Summer

  • Poor Soil

  • Salad Bowl Variety

Additional information

Weight .13 oz

Packet, 2g, 1/4 oz, 1 oz, 1 lbs