Organic Hopi Red Dye Amaranth


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Domesticated 6,000 years ago in Mexico and traded north into the Hopi lands, this beautiful amaranth produces extravagant dangling flower panicles all summer. Tiny black high-protein seeds were traditionally popped for eating. Young leaves can be added to salads and stir-fries. The entire plant is deep red; dried leaves and flower heads make a gorgeous food coloring.

As with all amaranths, both young leaves and mature seeds are edible and super-nutritious. For amaranths grown primarily for their plentiful seed, please see Opopeo, Copperhead, and Rio San Lorenzo in the Grains section. For an amaranth grown primarily for young leaves, please see Calaloo under Greens.

Latin name: Amaranthus cruentus
Approx. 100 seeds per packet
Grown in Potter Valley,Mendocino County, California
Certified Organic by CCOF
Open-pollinated, non-GMO

Reviews (4)


Seeds came fast, look fresh, reasonable pricing.

great service - seeds came up and growing strong - love the color!

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