The amazing Amaranth, in its myriad colours, is one of the world’s best sources of nutrition. It is one of the oldest grains in the world, and was first cultivated by the people of South America.
The root word ‘amara’, in both Greek and Sanskrit, means eternal or deathless.
In India the amaranth is also known as ‘ramdana’ or God’s own grain.
The Amaranth grows all over India, from the high slopes of the Himalayas, through the plains of north, central and south India, to the coastlines of the east, west and the south. Numerous varieties are found throught the country. In fact, the himalayan region is one of the centres of diversity for the amaranth.