Brede Malbar / Amaranth greens are nutritious, edible leafy vegetables of Central American origin. Amaranth leaves and grains were one of the staple foods of Aztecs and Incas in pre-Columbian times. Presently, its growth is mainly concentrated in tropical climates of Latin Americas, Asia, and Africa.
Brede Malbar / Amaranth grows all around the world in tropical and subtropical environments. Several cultivars of amaranth grown meant either for vegetable leaves or grain.
Botanically, amaranth species meant for their leaves are different from those grown for the purpose of grains (pseudocereals). Vegetable amaranths are distinguished by features like short spike inflorescence, glossy, brownish-black seed, and indeterminate growth habit. A. tricolor and A. dubius are some of the important leafy-amaranths. Grain Amaranths are characterized by apical large inflorescence comprising aggregates of cymes and white or cream-colored seeds.
- Contains several nutrients
The brede Malbar are a storehouse of important phytonutrients and antioxidants which are great when it comes to reducing inflammation in the body.
- Low calories
There are only 23 calories in 100 grams of bred malbar. There are zero traces of fats and cholesterol making them a very healthy food source, especially for those who are thinking of losing weight.
- High in fiber
The vegetable is rich in soluble and insoluble fibers that have several benefits. Fibers can help reduce weight and reduce the risk of getting any type of heart diseases as it lowers the levels of cholesterols in the body. Therefore, being high in protein and fiber, the brede malbar can help reduce appetite and facilitate weight loss.
- Good for anemics
The brede malbar also contains iron. Iron is essential in the body because it helps produce red blood cells.
- Boosts immunity
The vegetable is rich in vitamin C. Consuming 100 grams of the vegetable, will fill 70% of your daily required amount of vitamin C. Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin and is essential for the fight against infections and for helping our wounds to heal quicker.