Although some might simply think of amaranth as a weed that plagues their farms or gardens, it has been cultivated for as many as 8,000 years. Native to Central America, amaranth has been important to cultures across the globe throughout its long history. Some amaranth varieties are bred for their cereal-like grains, some for their edible leaves, and others for their spectacular ornamental blooms. They are a true exaltation of amaranth and its rich narrative.
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