Amranthus

Local Name:- Chaulai, Marcha

Botanical Name:- Amaranthis hypochondriacus

Nutritional Constituents:- Protein 15.3gm, Carbohydrate 63 gm, Calcium 49mg, Fat 7.1 gm Phosphorus 45.3 mg, Iron 22.4 mg, Calories 391

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Amaranthus is commonly cultivated in the entire hilly parts of Uttarakhand with millets and pulses, sometimes along the border of the fields. Amaranthus leaves and grains have traditionally been part of the staple diet of the hill folk. The grains are also roasted and mixed with jiggery and eaten as ‘ladoos’, which is a rich source of phosphorous and calcium.

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