This plant has the capacity to grow in any conditions without any difficulty. Amaranth has been cultivated as a grain for 8,000 years. The yield of grain amaranth is comparable to rice or maize.
Amaranth is a common leaf vegetable throughout the tropics and in many warm temperate regions. In North India, it is called Rajgira. The popped grain is mixed with melted jaggery in proper proportion to make iron and energy rich Laddus.
Amaranth seed is a well known grain that has many nutritious benefits and is also used in the ayurvedic medicine for treating many disorders.
Amaranth seeds contain lysine, an essential amino acid, limited in other grains or plant sources.
It is very light to digest and is nutritious and healthy. Ayurvedic medicine recommends this seed for all those people suffering from blood diseases and anemia. It is recommended by some doctors for people having low red blood cell count.