Amaranth plants can grow to be over 2 metres tall yet as a microgreen it is one of the smallest and most delicate of additions to a plate with deep purple/magenta colours. The taste is mild and earthy like beets.
Amaranth leaves contain tocotienols (vitamin E) which may reduce cholesterol and the risk of heart disease. They also contain good quantities of potassium - which helps move oxygen to the brain, and magnesium which, combined with potassium, can reduce the risk of hypertension. Pound for pound it contains more vitamin K than any other microgreen.