Ancient amaranth grains still used include the three species, Amaranthus caudatus, Amaranthus cruentus, and Amaranthus hypochondriacus.Although amaranth was cultivated on a large scale in ancient Mexico, Guatemala, and Peru, nowadays it is only cultivated on a small scale there, along with India, China, Nepal, and other tropical countries; thus, the potential exists for further cultivation in those countries, as well as in the U. In a 1977 article in Science, amaranth was described as "the crop of the future".It's perfectly good on its own - just add milk for a consistency that's somewhere between muesli and porridge.And of course, you can add dried fruit and nuts for an exciting muesli mix!Some amaranth species are cultivated as leaf vegetables, pseudocereals, and ornamental plants.
Members of this genus share many characteristics and uses with members of the closely related genus Celosia.
Amaranth species are cultivated and consumed as a leaf vegetable in many parts of the world.
Four species of Amaranthus are documented as cultivated vegetables in eastern Asia: Amaranthus cruentus, Amaranthus blitum, Amaranthus dubius, and Amaranthus tricolor.
"Amaranth" derives from Greek Amaranthus shows a wide variety of morphological diversity among and even within certain species.
Although the family (Amaranthaceae) is distinctive, the genus has few distinguishing characters among the 70 species included.
In Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in India, it is called chaulai and is a popular green leafy vegetable (referred to in the class of vegetable preparations called saag).