Amaranth | CUESA

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Although several species of amaranth are considered weeds, people around the world value amaranths as leaf vegetables, cereals, and ornamentals. The greens are eaten when young and have a slightly bitter flavor. Native to Central and North America, amaranth was cultivated and known as huāuhtli by the Aztecs, who used it in food and ritual. The toasted grains are used in treats such as alegría


In Season

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Recipes with Amaranth

Amaranth Salad with Peach and Red Onion

Robin Song, Hog & Rocks


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