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1.It is easily harvested.
2.It is highly tolerant of arid environments, which are typical of most subtropical and some tropical regions, and
3.Its seeds are a good source of protein, rich in essential amino acids such as lysine, while being a poor source of essential amino acids such as leucine and threonine. Common grains such as wheat and corn are rich in amino acids that amaranth lacks; thus, amaranth and other grains can complement each other.
4.The seeds of Amaranthus species contain about thirty percent more protein than cereals like rice, sorghum and rye. In cooked and edible forms, amaranth is competitive with wheat germ and oats - higher in some nutrients, lower in others.
5.It is easy to cook. As befits its weedy life history, amaranth grains grow very rapidly and their large seedheads can weigh up to 1 kilogram and contain a half-million seeds in three species of amaranth.
Originally posted by ldyserenity
I say Amaranth. It's a psuedo grain and it has ALL the nutritional value that the human body needs.
Originally posted by svetlana84
I ll add tomatoes, cucumbers and rucola. All of them growing like wild,
Edible and tasty.
Originally posted by michaelmcclen
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