Amaranth is also known as Ramdana or Rajgira in India. The name amaranth is derived from Sanskrit. Amaranth is not a grain like wheat or rice; it’s a seed from its plants. It’s a native crop of America and migrated to India long time back and made a place in fasting food.
An amaranth seed is highly nutritious and the plant itself is extremely useful. It is classified as pseudo cereal. It is full of protein and calcium. It is a good source of amino acids and rich in iron, manganese, vitamin A, vitamin B and vitamin C.
Amaranth is not a grain but is the seed of the amaranth plant. One plant can produce up to 60,000 seeds.