Amaranth is a plant native to Central America. There are hundreds of varieties: some are grown for their seeds, others for their leaves (eaten like spinach), while those that grow wild in the fields are uprooted like a “weed”.
Many people in India use its leaves to prepare curries, stews, soups and vegetables.
Amaranth seeds are useful for preparing bread, pasta … This leafy plant is very nutritious and offers you a large number of health benefits:
1- A concentrate of nutrients:
Amaranth and amaranth seeds are rich in starch, minerals, vitamins, carotene, pectin, mineral salts and lysine. In Japan, amaranth is highly prized for its high protein content.
2- Effective to prevent diseases:
Amaranth leaves are rich in vitamin C, carotene, flavonoids, calcium, potassium, zinc, manganese salts. Amaranth leaves are often used in traditional medicine to prevent certain illnesses such as diabetes, kidney disease, gastritis and liver disease.
The taste of amaranth leaves is similar to the taste of spinach. Consider adding these leaves to your salads and smoothies or use them to make tea.
3- Amaranth oil for skin problems:
Amaranth oil is one of the richest sources of squalene, a powerful antioxidant. According to a recent study, squalene is an essential element of sebum and the human hydrolipidic film. Amaranth oil miraculously nourishes and restores the skin, and quickly heals wounds.
If you have eczema, fungal infections or other skin infections, don’t hesitate to apply a few drops of amaranth oil on the affected area.
4- For natural beauty treatments:
You can take care of your skin and hair by using amaranth leaves! Remember to chop them and apply them on the face and scalp, this will help you revitalize your skin and hair. Amaranth leaves contain active and beneficial components helping to give a youthful look and elasticity to the skin, and a shine to your hair.
5- Amaranth flour is digestive:
Amaranth flour does not contain gluten, therefore very beneficial for people intolerant to gluten. In addition, this flour helps reduce blood sugar, lose weight and improve digestion.