Green amaranth

Green amaranth (Amaranthus viridis) , also known as slender amaranth or green amaranth., is scientifically classified as Kingdom: Plantae (unranked): Angiosperms (unranked): Eudicots (unranked): Core eudicots Order: Caryophyllales Family: Amaranthaceae Genus: Amaranthus Species: A. viridis.

Amaranth greens are also referred as Chinese spinach. It is a nutritious leafy vegetable that is consumed in the form of stir fries, soups, gravies, simmered dishes, daal and curries throughout the country. It is a cosmopolitan genus of herbs that is available in variety of colours like red and green or bicoloured.

Health Benefits

Amaranth greens leaves contain Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6 and B9, Riboflavin, Niacin, Calcium, Omega 3 fatty acids, Iron, Phosphorous, Magnesium, Zinc, Sodium, Potassium, Copper, Manganese and many essential minerals and nutrients. Regular consumption of these leaves bring various health benefits.


Nutrient Facts

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy   96kj
Dietary fiber   N/A
Carbohydrates   4g
Sugars   N/A
Fat   N/A
Protein   2g
Minerals    
Calcium 22% 215mg
Copper 8%  0.162mg
Iron 13% 2.32mg
Magnesium 14% 55mg
Manganese 44% 0.885mg
Phosphorus 5% 50mg
Potassium 13% 611mg
Sodium 1%  20mg
Zinc 6%  0.9mg
Vitamins    
Vitamin A IU % 2917mg
Vitamin A equivalent 0% 0mg
Beta-Carotene 0% 0mg
B1 - Thiamine 2% 0.027mg
B2 - Riboflavin 9% 0.158mg
B3 - Niacin 3% 0.658mg
B5 - Pantothenic acid 1% 0.064mg
B6 - Vitamin 10% 0.192mg
B9 - Folate 21% 85mg
Vitamin C 52% 43.3mg
Vitamin E 0% 0mg
Vitamin K 1425% 1140mg
Choline 0% 0mg
Betaine   0mg
Other constituents    
Water   91.69
Fluoride   0

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Mature


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