Do amaranth come back every year?
Furthermore, how long does it take to grow amaranth?
4 to 10 days
Also, how do you harvest and use amaranth? How to Harvest Amaranth. Now that you've ascertained that the seed is ready to harvest, you can either cut, hang dry the plants and then separate the seeds from the chaff, or wait to cut the tassel from the plant on a dry day, 3-7 days after a hard frost. By then, the seeds will definitely be dry.
Beside this, why is amaranth banned in the US?
Since 1976 Amaranth has been banned in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a suspected carcinogen. Its use is still legal in some countries, notably in the United Kingdom where it is most commonly used to give Glacé cherries their distinctive color.
What does amaranth plant look like?
Amaranth is an upright, moderately tall, broad leafed, annual plant. The weedy amaranth types are also edible and taste much like the cultivated varieties. They just don't grow as large and leafy, or produce as many grains, or look half as good in the garden.