Organic Thota Kura Red from OrganicSiri®
Red 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 used in making dal and chutney. They are known as a super food because they are beneficial and it is easy to incorporate them in any diet as they taste great.
Also known as
Red Amaranthus, Erra thotakura, Lal saag, Pigweed
They are rich in 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 good source of carotenoids, proteins, including essential amino acids. They are rich in calcium and is beneficial for bone health.
How to use Thota Kura Red
Amaranth leaves are a versatile green that can be eaten fresh in a salad, or cooked. It can be cooked by stir-frying the leaves, tossing part of the chopped leaves into a soup, or using steamed and chopped amaranth as a sauce ingredient, but it may also be eaten raw as a green salad. It is a famous ingredient in Goan recipes.
They grow the best in well drained organic rich soil. It is important to keep the crop weed free at all stages. Red 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 Red
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