About: Amaranth is one of the less well-known microgreens, but you may have come across it as a seed. It's a perennial or annual plant that is found worldwide. There are about 70 species, some of which turn purple, red, green, or gold as they mature. The ancient seed has a nutty flavor similar to quinoa and is high in protein. It can be made in a variety of ways, from boiling to popping, and can even be eaten as a cereal for the morning. It's one of those super-grains, to be sure!
Health benefits: Amaranth red microgreen is considered to be an antioxidant. It activates digestion, boosts immunity, helps in the treatment of cardiovascular disease and hypertension. It also works as an appetite suppressor. It improves eyesight and boosts recovery from illness.
How to use: Green apples, carrots, oranges, onions, peppers, and lightly cooked foods like seafood go well with red amaranth. Red amaranth microgreens can be used in a variety of ways. Add to cooked dishes including omelets, salmon, and soup as a garnish. Toss it with fresh salads. Sandwiches, wraps, and tacos will all benefit from the addition of some zing.
Simple recipe: https://rootsy.org/microgreen-salads/