Amaranth, Ancient Grains, Nutritious Leaves and Exasperated Farmers

Amaranth (Amaranthus spp.) plants are a collection of approximately 75 mostly annual species (several being perennial), with most having edible seeds, shoots, and leaves. They are particularly hardy, herbaceous shrubs, growing well in a variety of conditions. This has resulted in many species being referred to as weeds, especially the varieties known as ‘pigweed’. Seed […]