What is Amaranthus Tricolor (Red Spinach)?

Red spinach also called Amaranth gets its name from its bright, red coloured leaves. It is a member of the plant family Amaranthaceae, which includes nearly 2,500 species ranging from spinach to beetroot to grains such as amaranth and quinoa.

It is commonly consumed in India and parts of America. Indian Red spinach is known for its high nutritional value including iron, vitamins and minerals.

Its common names are Caulai, Calai, Caulaai, Alpamaareesha, Alpamarisha, Bahuveerya, Bhandira, Ghanasvana, Granthila

Health Benefits of Amaranthus Tricolor (Red Spinach):

  • Promotes Digestion: The fibre content in red spinach improves the digestion process and colon health. It also helps in relieving constipation and prevents colon cancer, diabetes and cholesterol.
  • Support in Weight Management: The protein content in Red Spinach helps in reducing insulin levels in the blood and also releases a lot of hormones that helps in controlling hunger pains which is one of the most important things for weight management.
  • Boosts Immunity and Protects from disease causing bacterias: Red Spinach plays a vital role in improving the immune system as it is a high source of vitamins and nutrients. The amino acids, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Potassium aids in boosting your immune system, and thus protect your body from disease-causing bacteria or viruses.
  • Strengthen Bones and Muscles: Lack of Vitamin K in your daily diet can develop osteoporosis or bone fracture. But, with regular consumption of Red Spinach, bone health can easily be improved as it is a good source of  Vitamin K and also improves calcium absorption.
  • Immediate Boost in Energy Levels: Amaranthus Red Spinach contains carbohydrates, proteins, Vitamin K, Folate, Riboflavin, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin C that immediately boost your energy levels.
  • Improves Heart Health: Incorporating Red Spinach into your daily diet can help improve your heart health as the phytosterols in it helps in reducing the high blood pressure levels and acts as an antidote against the development of any cardiovascular diseases.

Various more benefits of Amaranthus tricolor

  • Helps in control cholesterol levels
  • Easy to digest
  • Rich in vitamin A
  • Storehouse of nutrients
  • Good for anemics


Precautions while consumption of amaranthus tricolor

  1. Because of lack of information related to consumption of amaranthus tricolor during pregnancy and breastfeeding. We strictly avoid you for consumption of this ingredient to be on safer side.
  2. For people who have diabetes or suffer from heart disease consumption of amaranthus tricolor might be risky as it will lower the blood sugar level.

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