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Why grow Amaranthus crop:

  • It requires less input to grow and can be grown by the rural poor
  • It is easily harvested
  • It is early maturing producing a lot of seeds/grains
  • Highly tolerant to drought
  • Highly nutritive with high quality proteins (lysine and methionine) and high levels of vitamins and dietary fibers.
  • The Grain is highly palatable and can be used raw, cooked, popped or milled to flour.
  • White or golden colored grains are recommended for consumption.
  • Other uses include green leaves as vegetables, Amaranth oil extract and animal feed.

The yield is 50g/plant giving approx. 1900 kg/acre.
The average is 800 – 1200 kg / acre.