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GREENS:  WILD AMARANTH (1/3 LB)

GREENS: WILD AMARANTH (1/3 LB)

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1/3 pound of Wild, unwashed, Amaranth Greens!  Amaranth greens can be cooked the same way you would any green.  Texture-wise, cooked Amaranth is similar to kale (not quite as tender as spinach), but when it comes to FLAVOR we think it’s unsurpassed!!  As you’ve probably already heard, it also happens to be a legit superfood!!

(Scroll down to find some of the nutritional information.) 

 

 

AMARANTH GREENS NUTRITIONAL VALUE:

  • With just 23 calories/100g, Amaranth leaves contain only traces of fats and no cholesterol.

  • The leaves and stems carry a good amount of soluble and insoluble dietary fibers.

  • Fresh 100 g of leaf amaranth contains 29% DRI of iron.

  • Fresh amaranth leaves are one of the richest sources of vitamin-C. 100 g of fresh leaves carry 43.3 mg or 70% of recommended daily intake of this vitamin. Amaranth has several vital antioxidant vitamins like vitamin-A (2917 IU or over 97% of daily recommended levels per 100 g) and flavonoid polyphenolic antioxidants such as lutein, zeaxanthin, and β-carotene.

  • In addition, vitamin-A is essential for maintaining healthy mucosa and skin, and is essential factor for ocular health.

  • Amaranth greens perhaps have the highest concentrations of vitamin-K of all the edible green-leafy vegetables. 100 g of fresh greens provides 1140 μg or 950% of daily vitamin-K requirements.

  • Amaranth greens also contains ample amounts of B-complex vitamins such as folates, vitamin-B6 (pyridoxine), riboflavin, thiamin (vitamin B-1), and niacin. 

  • Amaranth leaves carry more potassium than that of in the spinach.

  • Additionally, it has higher levels of other minerals than spinach such as calcium, manganese, magnesium, copper and zinc.