Amaranthus Red / Red Tottakura / Lal Cholai
Myro Farms Garden Center
Amaranthus is a Red Leaf powerhouse. When cooked, amaranth has nutrients like folate, thiamine, niacin, riboflavin, dietary minerals like calcium, iron, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese and Vitamins A, C and K. Amaranth seeds are also considered a great source of protein for gluten-intolerant people, due to their reputation and usage as a “pseudograin”.
Grow It Yourself:
Get your Planting Trays or Pots ready. Use good Seed Starting Mix or Cocopeat or Potting Mix. Moisten the mix and plant the seed 3 times its size deeper in the mix. For example if the seed is 1 mm , then plant it 3 mm deep in the mix. Very small seeds can be sprinkled on top of the mix and covered with a very thin layer of mix. Spray the mix with water and cover with a plastic cover till you see germination. remove cover and keep in semi-shade location till seedling is 3 -4 inchs, then transplant seedling or move your pot in Sunny location.