INGREDIENTS

Storage

Amaranth seeds and flour can be found in health-food shops as well as in some Caribbean and Asian grocers.

Preparation

Cook and serve amaranth leaves in a similar way to spinach or Swiss chard - boiled, steamed or fried. They only need brief cooking. The seeds, which are rich in protein and calcium with a mild peppery flavour, are used as a cereal or can be ground into flour.