Amaranth Amaranthus cruentus
Hopi Red Dye
I didn't plant any of the Amaranth in my garden this year, it came up on its own. I just let it grow where it wanted to. Its so very pretty.
Amaranth leaves when young can be used, the bright fuscia pink is great to add to your fresh salads.
Matures leaves turn to a deep red and the stunning flowers have nutritious black seeds. The Hopi use these seeds to make their famous red corn breads.
I have not tried the seeds but would be fun to do. I love cornbread. Would make a nice Autumn color to go along with meals.
Here's a bit more on the plant, hope you have this in your garden Amaranth Hopi Red Dye
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