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Amaranthus cruentus

Amaranthus cruentusCommon Name: Grain amaranth
Amaranthus cruentus is a flowering plant species that yields the nutritious staple amaranth grain. It is one of three Amaranthus species cultivated as a grain source, the other two being Amaranthus hypochondriacus and Amaranthus caudatus. In Mexico, it is called huautli (Spanish pronunciation: ] and alegría  and in English it has several common names, including blood amaranth, red amaranth, purple amaranth, prince’s feather, and Mexican grain amaranth. In Maharashtra, it is called as shravani maath  or rajgira .  . . . .Read more