Organic Hopi Red Dye Amaranth


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.

See also: Copperhead Amaranth and Opopeo Amaranth in the Grains section.

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

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