Micro Red Amaranth are young, tiny, edible greens that are typically harvested within 14-25 days of sowing. These delicate greens are carefully grown in greenhouses with ample natural sunlight and good air circulation to produce healthy, robust plants. One of the lesser-known microgreens, Micro Red Amaranth is increasing in popularity in the culinary world for its vibrant and distinct fuschia hues, tender texture, and earthy flavoUr. It is most commonly used as a garnish and is added to dishes to enhance the aesthetic appeal and overall dining experience.
Micro Red Amaranth greens are best suited for raw applications as their delicate nature cannot withstand high heat preparations. They have a mild, earthy flavour that complements both sweet and savoury 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. They will keep 5-7 days when stored unwashed, in a sealed container, and in the refrigerator. It is recommended to use these greens immediately for the best quality and flavour.