Amaranth is derived from Greek word “Amaranto”, which means unfading flower. It is also called as Amaranthus. Amaranth has been cultivated as grain for 8000 years. It is also known as Pigweed.Amaranth seeds are light yellowish in color and are about the size of poppy seeds.
Amaranth has great nutritional properties as 30% higher protein compared to cereals like rice, rye and sorghum. It is rich in amino acid has highest content of Lysine and fiber compared to other cereal grains. Amaranth contains three times more fiber than wheat and five times more iron than wheat. It is gluten-free.