Here is a pretty good article about it, Amaranth, a healthy grain .
|Some plants from last year.|
We have a lot of volunteers from this crop coming up this year.
|I am looking up at it. It was over 6 feet.|
|I think this one was called Elephant head or love lies bleeding?|
I love the young leaves cooked. The whole plant is edible, but like lettuce and other greens they taste much better when the plants are smaller.
Here is another good article about the benefits of eating amaranth. Why Amaranth If you are like me a wheat and gluten makes you sick, this is a GREAT food to try. Add some to your landscaping then collect the seeds in the fall.
I will have to look into feeding it to the chickens too!
As a side, our cat that got caught in the storm last night came in this morning no worse for wear, and the garden did fine. Praise God!