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Golden Amaranth
Amaranthaceae
Amaranthus hypochondriacus


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Amaranthaceae Family

Amaranthus Genus

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South America




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Amaranthaceae
Caryophyllales
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Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
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Eudicots
Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
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Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
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Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
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Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
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Multicellular Plants
Plantae
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Plants
Eukaryota
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General Information

Amaranth has been used as a food source for thousands of years, the Aztecs used Amaranth in rituals and celebration long before Columbus. In Peru some still make beer out of Amaranth. Amaranth is not a mainstream food in the United States, and many forms of it are considered plant pests. Each plant can create up to as many as half a million little seeds.

Amaranthus, collectively known as amaranth or pigweed, is a cosmopolitan genus of herbs. Approximately 60 species are presently recognized, with inflorescences and foliage ranging from purple and red to gold. Members of this genus share many characteristics and uses with members of the closely related genus Celosia.

Although several species are often considered weeds, people around the world value amaranths as leaf vegetables, cereals, and ornamentals.

The word comes from the Greek amarantos the "one that does not wither," or the never-fading.

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Amaranth seeds, like buckwheat and quinoa, contain protein that is unusually complete for plant sources.
Several studies have shown that like oats, amaranth seed or oil may reduce blood pressure and cholesterol levels, while improving antioxidant status and some immune parameters. While the active ingredient in oats appears to be water-soluble fiber, amaranth appears to lower cholesterol via its content of plant stanols and squalene.
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Amaranthus caudatus
Amaranthus cruentus
Amaranthus hypochondriacus
Amaranthus mantegazzianus is known here as Quinoa de Castilla
Amaranthus rudis : Tall amaranth, Common Waterhemp

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There are many types of Amaranthus are considered invasive and noxious weeds in the U.S and Canada:
A. albus
A. blitoides
A. hybridus
A. palmeri
A. powellii
A. retroflexus
A. spinosus
A. tuberculatus
A. viridis.
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Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae
Subfamily: Amaranthoideae
Genus: Amaranthus




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Golden Amaranth Seeds
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