Amaranth is a very nutritious leaf that makes nice salad greens. It’s techically a seed, not a grain. The leaves are nutitionally similar to beets, Swiss chard and spinach, but are much superior. And they are all over the place, in the wild, when in season here. They contain three times more calcium and niacin than spinach leaves. an excellent source of carotene, iron, calcium, protein, vitamin C and trace elements.
photo by serious eats
4 c. amaranth (washed , picked and towel dried leaves .)
1 T. olive oil
Juice of 1/2 lemon
pinch of salt
Word of the Day – amaranto – amaranth
Photo by Dysviz