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AMARANTH - family of Amaranthaceae, also known as Kiwicha, one of the oldest agricultural crops, that was already cultivated in Tehuacan (Mexico) by the Coxcatlan Culture and found in 9000 year old graves. For Azteks, Inkas and Maya Amaranth was next to Quinoa and corn, staple food. It was cultivated on a large scale in ancient Mexico, Guatemala and Peru.

The seeds are used like grain, it is gluten-free. The leaves can be eaten as a vegetable, smell and taste of spinach or mangel, their high protein is more than in soja.

not a weed

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