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.
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.
|Vitamin A IU||%||2917mg|
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|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|
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