Amaranth leaves are rich in vitamin A and a cup can meet 97% of your daily need for this antioxidative vitamin.
They are also full of flavonoid polyphenolic antioxidants like beta-carotene, zeaxanthin, and lutein which provide a protective layer against oxidative stress caused by free radicals.
Amaranth leaves come in a few varieties ranging from purple and red to green or gold in colour and are found in the foothills of The Himalayas to the coasts of south India
Amaranth Leaves Benefits:
- Storehouse of Nutrients
- Low in Calories & High in Fibre
- Good for Anemics
- Boosts immunity
- Rich In vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin B
- Rich In potassium and calcium
- Reduces bad cholesterol
Amaranth Leaves Recipes:
Lal Saag/Chaulai Saag - It is usually prepared by sautéing the Amaranth leaves a few spices, garlic and onion.
Dal Saag - Same as above but it is also cooked with lentils and served alongside rice or roti.
Cheera Thoran- This Kerala dish is made by finely chopping the amaranth leaves and then sautéing them with grated coconut, chillies, curry leaves and certain spices.
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