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Grain Amaranth - the drought-beater

Nutritious and digestible
  • From weed to wonder crop
  • Getting the attention it deserves
  • Fast mover
  • Bringing in the grain
  • Winnowing
  • Nutritious and digestible
  • Milk and manure
  • Income generation

Nutritious and digestible

The grain is rich in lysine, an amino acid, making it a good source of protein. It is also rich in vitamins A, C, and E and in folic acid, as well as minerals such as calcium, iron, potassium and phosphorous. Once cooked, it is 90 per cent digestible.

picture credit: Pius Sawa



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