Amaranth

 

By Sue Becker

Considered a super-grain by many, amaranth is technically not a grain at all. Amaranth is the seed of a tall flowering plant with broad green leaves and bright colorful flowers. The plants can grow up to 7 feet tall and have thick tough stems, similar to the sunflower plant, yet the tiny seeds of the flower are only about the size of a poppy seed.  Continue reading Amaranth