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  1. AMARANTH The edible amaranth (A. tricolor L or A. viridis L) is an annual leafy vegetables belonging to the amaranthaceae or amaranth family. Chinese Spinach , Kulitis, Uray, Pigweed

  2. AMARANTH • One of the most delicious vegetables • Good crops for greens specially during the month of summer where other vegetables are hard to grow • Used in stews, sinigang, beverages and other dishes as spinach • Used as pot herbs • Recommended as a good food with medicinal properties for: • young children • lactating mothers and • for patients with • Fever • Hemorrhage • Anemia • kidney complaints. Chinese Spinach , Kulitis, Uray, Pigweed

  3. AMARANTH Nutritional Values 100 gms edible portion 1994 the US recommendations REFERENCE : http://www.bpi.da.gov.ph/Publications/productionguides/amaranth.htm

  4. AMARANTH • Importance of CALCIUM • Osteoporosis is the major cause of bone fractures in the elderly. • It is better prevented than treated and prevention includes an adequate intake of calcium throughout life, but especially in childhood and young adulthood • Diets high in protein and in salt (sodium chloride) also increase calcium loss from the body and may have an effect on osteoporosis. • Post-menopausal women are more prone to osteoporosis because they produce less estrogen, which protects the skeleton in younger women. Chinese Spinach , Kulitis, Uray, Pigweed

  5. AMARANTH CALCIUM Chinese Spinach , Kulitis, Uray, Pigweed

  6. AMARANTH VITAMIN A Chinese Spinach , Kulitis, Uray, Pigweed

  7. AMARANTH POTASSIUM Chinese Spinach , Kulitis, Uray, Pigweed

  8. AMARANTH ASCORBIC ACID (vitamin c) Chinese Spinach , Kulitis, Uray, Pigweed