Organic Thota Kura Green from OrganicSiri®
Green amaranthus are similar in taste to spinach. Fresh, tender leaves and shoots can be eaten raw in salads or as juice. They are a popular leafy vegetable in south India used in making dal and chutney. They are known as a superfood because they are beneficial and it is easy to incorporate them in any diet as they taste great.
They are high in carbohydrates, proteins, minerals and vitamins and it is believed that eating them regularly will aid with digestion and weight loss. They are claimed to be excellent for anemic individuals and lowers cholesterol because they contain a lot of iron and dietary fiber. They are a storehouse of essential phytonutrients and antioxidants which help to provide an extra boost of nutrition.
How to use Thota Kura Green
Amaranth leaves are a versatile green that can be eaten fresh in a salad, or cooked in a stir fry, soup, or curry. They can be fermented and stored in jars to be consumed all year. In south India they are very commonly used in making thotakoora pappu and vepudu.
They grow the best in well drained organic rich soil. It is important to keep the crop weed free at all stages. Green thotakura from OrganicSiri is grown in our own farms organically without use of fertilizers or chemicals. At OrganicSiri, we grow all our crops in our own farms organically without use of fertilizers or chemicals.
They can be stored in a similar manner like other leafy vegetables. They can be stored up to 4 days if kept in an airtight container or wrapped in plastic cover inside the refrigerator, make sure that the leaves are completely dry before storing them.
Except for during heavy rains, these leaves can be grown throughout year. We plan the sowing accordingly at our farms.
How to buy Organic Thota Kura Green
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