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Amaranth Leaves Nutrition

By | November 28th, 2013 | Modified - June 5th, 2015
Amaranth Leaves Nutrition

Amaranth Leaves Nutrition: Percent Daily Values (%DV) are for adults or children aged 4 or older, and are based on a 2,000 calorie reference diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower based on your individual needs. Values are based on 100 grams of amaranth greens leaves:

Amaranth Leaves Nutrition: Macronutrients

Nutrient Amount %DV
Calories/Energy 23 kcal 1%
Total Carbohydrates 4 g 1%
Dietary Fiber ~ ~
Sugars ~ ~
Total Fat 0.3 g 1%
Monounsaturated fat 0.1 g
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g
Saturated fat 0.1 g
Protein 2g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%

Amaranth Leaves Nutrition: Vitamins

Nutrient Amount %DV
Vitamin A 2917 IU 58%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) 0.0 mg 2%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0.2 mg 9%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 0.7 mg 3%
Vitamin B6 0.2 mg 10%
Vitamin B9 (Folate) 81 mcg 21%
Vitamin B12 0.0 mcg 0%
Vitamin C 43.3 mg 72%
Vitamin D ~ ~
Vitamin E ~ ~
Vitamin K 1140 mcg 1425%

Amaranth Leaves Nutrition: Minerals

Nutrient Amount %DV
Calcium 215 mg 22%
Iron 2.3 mg 13%
Magnesium 55 mg 14%
Phosphorus 50 mg 5%
Potassium 611 mg 17%
Sodium 20 mg 1%
Zinc 0.9 mg 6%
Copper 0.2 mg 8%
Manganese 0.9 mg 44%
Selenium 0.9 mcg 1%

Values based on USDA SR-26 Amaranth Leaves, Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs), and are given without warranty, and are not intended to replace the advice of a nutritionist or health-care professional.

Amaranth Leaves Nutrition

Amaranth leaves do not contain cholesterol and are very low in sodium. Amaranth leaves are a good source of vitamin A, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin B9, vitamin C, vitamin K, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, copper, and manganese.

Amaranth leaves contain high amounts of calcium, copper, iron, manganese, phosphorous, and zinc which help support bone health.

Amaranth leaves contain high amounts of the electrolytes calcium, potassium, phosphorous, and magnesium which help support normal muscle function and electrical activity in the muscles and nervous system.

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Aqiyl Aniys is the author of the books Alkaline Herbal Medicine, Alkaline Plant Based Diet and the children's book, Faith and Justice eat an Alkaline Plant Based Diet." He received a certificate in plant-based nutrition from Cornell University, a BA in Organizational Behavior and Communications from NYU, worked as an elementary school teacher, and studied social work. He enjoys boxing, kick boxing, cycling, power walking, and basically anything challenging, and his alkaline plant-based diet supports all that he does. Learn more about transitioning to an alkaline vegan diet using the Dr. Sebi nutritional guide.

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