Amaranth (Amaranthus caudatus) belongs to the family of Amaranthaceae.

Amaranth makes few claims on the soil and requires relatively little wasser.

It is one of the oldest crops and already thousands of years ago, the harvested amaranth grains served as a staple food in South America.

Due to the absence of gluten, Amaranth provides a fully adequate and well tolerated substitute for people with gluten intolerance (celiac disease).