Botanical name: Amaranthus hypochondriacus ' Hopi red dye '
Amaranthus hypochondriacus ‘Hopi red dye’ è una pianta erbacea originaria dell’America centrale e meridionale con foglie rosso intenso.
The flowers are typically gathered in sorghum panicles pendants, red amaranth of the inflorescences is due to the content of natural betacyanins.
The seeds are very small, dark and translucent. Are used as substitute to traditional cereal, although richer in protein, vitamins and minerals.
Pigmented leaves can be used to extract a dye used in the food industry.