Micro Red Amaranth greens are very small in size. The smooth leaves are a blend of deep burgundy mixed with dark green hues and are attached to a thin stem that is a vibrant fuschia. Micro Red Amaranth greens are crisp, tender, and have a mild and sweet, earthy flavor reminiscent of mustard but with much less spice and a delicate grassy finish.
Micro Red Amaranth greens contain potassium, vitamins C, K, and E, zinc, manganese, beta-carotene, calcium, iron, and copper.
Micro Red Amaranth greens are best suited for raw applications as their delicate nature cannot withstand high heat preparations. They have a mild, earthy flavor that complements both sweet and savory dishes, and they are commonly used as a garnish. They can be piled over salmon or pasta, placed in sandwiches, served over quinoa, and mixed into green salads. Micro Red Amaranth greens are best left undressed and added only at the very final stage of finishing a dish. The delicate leaves will wilt if exposed to prolonged heat and cannot stand up to heavy dressings and sauces. Micro Red Amaranth pairs well with green apples, blood oranges, carrots, bell peppers, onions, and seafood. It is recommended to use these greens immediately for the best quality and flavor