Dried Leafy Vegetables – DODO
Common Amaranth. (amaranthus retroflexus).
Blanched and naturally Sun-Dried leafy vegetables
No additives or Preservatives
HOW TO USE
Re-hydrate the Dodo vegetables in boiling water for 10 minutes or more as desired.
Drain and wash the vegetables.
Fry with onions, tomatoes, and cream or as best desired.
SERVES 4 ADULTS
Amaranth leaves and grains are known as a superfood because they are beneficial for almost every organ of the body. It is easy to incorporate them in the diet as they taste well as a stir-fry or when combined with lentils. Rich in protein, calcium, iron, copper, essential vitamins, magnesium, zinc and manganese, the humble amaranth has more to offer than the other leafy green vegetables. Copper and manganese are used for their antioxidative properties in the body. Copper is essential to produce red blood cells. Zinc is needed for proper growth and maintenance, for digestion and the development of the human body. Choose a fresh bunch of this vegetable this winter and enjoy its health benefits.
Amaranth leaves are rich in vitamin A and a cup can meet 97% of your daily need for this antioxidative vitamin. They are also full of flavonoid polyphenolic antioxidants like beta-carotene, zeaxanthin, and lutein which provide a protective layer against oxidative stress caused by free radicals.