Amaranth Red Sprouts
Amaranth microgreens are a tiny powerhouse of nutrition and flavour. These young amaranth plants are harvested at the seedling stage, packed with concentrated nutrients, their tender leaves offer a mild, earthy taste, making them a delightful addition to poke bowls, salads and stir-fries or as a healthy garnish to any home cooked meal.
1. Pour ½ cup of seeds into a jar or container and cover with 2 cups of water. Leave to stand for 12–24 hours. 2. Place a thin layer of seed raising mix in a seedling tray to a depth of around 1.5–2cm. Water and allow to drain. 3. Drain the seed and spread evenly over the seed raising mix. 4. Wet a second seedling tray and place it upside down over the first tray to create a darkened dome. 5. Wet the dome every 2–3 days days until the seed germinates. 6. Uncover and place in a bright, sunny position, away from direct sunlight. Only water when the mix is dry to avoid fungal problems. 7. Harvest when ready using snips or scissors to avoid spreading growing mix through your fresh, healthy greens.