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Amaranth - Home Remedies and Beauty Tips Glossary


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The leaves and the fruit of this plant are widely used and extremly beneficial:

The juice of amaranth leaves, applied on scalp and hair is said to arrest graying of hair. It also promotes growth of hair and prevents premature balding.

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Amaranth leaves are good for bones as they have a high level of Vitamin K.

The juice applied on tick bites soothes them. It brings down swelling due to sprains.

The seeds can be cooked - good for gastritis and diarrhea.

Amaranth leaves, raw - Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 100 grams
Amount Per Serving
Calories 23Calories from Fat 3
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 1 %
   Saturated Fat 0g 0 %
   Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0  %
Sodium 20mg 1 %
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1  %
   Dietary Fiber ~
   Sugar ~
Protein 2g 5 %
Vitamin A 58%  Vitamin C 72%
Calcium 22%  Iron 13%
*Percent Daily Values (%DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie reference diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower based on your individual needs.
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Nutrition summary

Calories

23

Fat

2.8 g

Carbs

14.4 g

Protein

6 g
Amaranth leaves, raw
Percent breakdown of 23 total Calories (kcal)
Protein 26.1% (2.5 g x 2.4 Kcal/g = 6 kcal)
Fat 12.01% (0.33 g x 8.37 Kcal/g = 2.8 kcal)
Carbohydrate 62.4% (4.02 g x 3.6 Kcal/g = 14.35 kcal)

Vitamins

Nutrient Amount %DV
Betaine ~
Carotene, alpha ~
Carotene, beta ~
Choline ~
Cryptoxanthin, beta ~
Folate, DFE 85  mcg 21.25 %
Folate, food 85  mcg 21.25 %
Folate, total 85  mcg 21.25 %
Folic acid 0  mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin ~
Lycopene ~
Niacin 0.66  mg 3.29 %
Pantothenic acid 0.06 mg 0.64 %
Retinol 0  mcg
Riboflavin 0.16  mg 9.29 %
Thiamin 0.03 mg 1.8 %
Tocopherol, beta ~
Tocopherol, delta ~
Tocopherol, gamma ~
Vitamin A 2917  IU 58.34 %
Vitamin B12 0 mcg 0 %
Vitamin B6 0.19 mg 9.6 %
Vitamin C 43.3 mg 72.17 %
Vitamin D 0 IU 0 %
Vitamin E ~
Vitamin K 1140  mcg 1425 %

Protein and Amino Acids

Nutrient Amount %DV
Protein 2.46 g 4.92 %
Essential Aminos
Histidine 0.05 g
Isoleucine 0.12 g
Leucine 0.2 g
Lysine 0.13 g
Methionine 0.04 g
Phenylalanine 0.13 g
Threonine 0.1 g
Tryptophan 0.03 g
Valine 0.14 g
Non-essential Aminos
Arginine 0.12 g
Alanine 0.14 g
Aspartic acid 0.23 g
Cystine 0.03 g
Glutamic acid 0.29 g
Glycine 0.13 g
Hydroxyproline ~
Proline 0.12 g
Serine 0.11 g
Tyrosine 0.08 g
Methionine 0.04 g
Phenylalanine 0.13 g
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