Spring 2021: Grain

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Forgotten Superfood of the Americas THE AMARANTH SEED IS A GRAIN OF HOPE By Ungelbah Dávila-Shivers


Amaranth harvest in Guatemala. Each year some of these seeds make their way to New Mexico as part of The Garden's Edge's Seed Travels cultural exchanges. Photo by JC Lemus.

It's Beata Tsosie-Peña's belief that amaranth is the fourth sister to corn, beans, and squash, a sister that became forgotten somewhere along the way because it grows naturally among crops, popping up anywhere ground is disturbed.


edible New Mexico | SPRING 2021

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