AMARANTH MICROGREEN

AMARANTH MICROGREEN

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Description/Taste

Micro Red Amaranth greens are very small in size, averaging 5-7 centimeters in length and have a central stem connected to 2-4 elliptic shaped leaves. The smooth leaves are a blend of deep burgundy mixed with dark green hues and are attached to a thin stem that is a vibrant fuschia. Micro Red Amaranth greens are crisp, tender, and have a mild and sweet, earthy flavor reminiscent of mustard but with much less spice and a delicate grassy finish.

Seasons/Availability

Micro Red Amaranth is available year-round. We recommend order in advance. We offer 2oz. Amaranth for $15.00

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Current Facts

Microgreen Red Amaranth are young, tiny, edible greens that are typically harvested within 14-25 days of sowing. They are delicate to grow and delicate to serve. The color is so incredible it begs to be the center stage of an entrée. Micro Red Amaranth is increasing in popularity based on the color, a fuchsia tone. Terra Stone Greens will grow to order and recommends purchasing 2oz. per clamshell. Purchase your order here.

Nutritional Value

Micro Red Amaranth greens contain potassium, vitamins C, K, and E, zinc, manganese, beta-carotene, calcium, iron, and copper.

Recommended Fare

Micro Red Amaranth greens are best used as a garnish as their content will not hold up in high heat cooking. They have a mild, earthy flavor that complements both sweet and savory dishes, and they are commonly used as a garnish. Best compliment salmon, pasta, open sandwiches, quiona and white fish.. Micro Red Amaranth greens are best left undressed and added only at the very final stage of finishing a dish. They will keep 5-7 days when stored unwashed, in a sealed container, and in the refrigerator. It is recommended to use these greens immediately for the best quality and flavor.

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Ethnic/Cultural Info

The entire amaranth plant has been used for thousands of years in Central and South America, and today top chefs are using the small microgreen version to enhance the visual appeal of their culinary dishes. Micro Red Amaranth continues to be a popular microgreen because of its bright color and with the belief that consumers eat with their eyes before they eat with their stomach, Micro Red Amaranth adds contrasting and aesthetically pleasing colors to dishes to elevate the dining experience.

Geography/History

Amaranth is native to the Americas, specifically Peru where it was domesticated between 6,000-8,000 years ago. Micro Red Amaranth was then created in California between the 1980s and early 2000s as a part of the growing the microgreen trend in the United States. Today Micro Red Amaranth can be found through select distributors, specialty grocers, and Terra Stone Greens. Order Here


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