Amaranth | Organic Microgreen & Sprouting Seed


Amaranth | Organic Microgreen & Sprouting Seed

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A firm favourite with chefs and homegrowers alike due to its vibrant colour, Amaranth is one of the smaller delicate seeds. Consumed by pre-columbian aztecs, this ancient seed is high in protein and full of important vitamins.

Amaranth sprouts have a mild earthy, nutty flavour while the microgreen is a beautiful vibrant pink/red with similar earthy flavour as the sprouted version but with a hint of sweetness.

Latin name: Amaranthus tricolor
Health Benefits:  High in fibre, protein and micronutrients. Good for combating inflammation and high-cholesterol.

Microgreen Instructions:
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Soak: No soaking required
  • Germination time: 2 - 4 days
  • Harvest from: 12 - 21 days
  • Flavour/texture: Crisp earthy flavour, great as a Garnish or in salads salads

1. Sow your seeds directly on your prepared growing surface - no need to cover with soil if using.
2. Place a tray directly on the seeds to ensure good contact with the growing medium and to help the roots dig deep. You do not need to use additional weight as amaranth seedlings are quite delicate.
3. Keep weighed until the seedlings have germinated and are beginning to push against the weight.
4. Place in blackout when the seedlings are about 2cm tall - use blackout to stretch your seedlings to your desired length.
5. Place in a sunny location or under grow lights to green up your microgreens.
6. Harvest as soon as the seed leaves (cotelydons) have developed fully.

Sprouting Instructions:
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Soak: 1 Hour
  • Germination time: 2 - 4 days
  • Harvest from: 4 - 7 days
  • Flavour/texture: Crisp earthy flavour, great as a Garnish or in salads salads


1. Soak for 1 hour in your sanitised sprouting jar. It is best to use a fine mesh metal lid as the seeds are tiny.
2. Drain your soaked sprouts and rinse well. Carefully shake any excess water out of the jar. You want a fine coating of water on the seeds but no puddles.
3. Disperse the seeds as best you can around the wall of the jar. As your sprouts grow this will become more difficult but just do your best to spread them out and avoid blocking the mouth of the jar, Invert the jar and place on its stand so any excess water can freely drain out. Ensure air can get into the jar.
4. Rinse and drain at least twice a day, every day. Shake excess water out of the jar. Your sprouts should be almost dry before each rinsing.
5. Your sprouts are ready as soon as all the seeds have sprouted and have had an additional day or two to grow.
6. Leave for an additional few days and the sprouts will grow bigger
7. Once you are ready to harvest, give the sprouts a final rinse and drain.
8. Place the sprouts on a clean kitchen towel and let air dry.
9. Refrigerate and ideally use within 3 days

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