Amaranth (latte ko saag) that mean it is a leafy vegetable which can be find easily in the all over the world. We can find amaranth in terai, hills and mountains all region and climate. And also it is one of the most preferable leafy vegetable among the leafable vegetables. So do you know? What is the great history of amaranth?. Where it came from? How it was spread all over the world ? if you don’t know about it then read it carefully.
In this world there are various types and species of amaranthus is available. As a whole the all types of amaranthus group is called amaranth vegetable. This amaranth has very interesting, long, and colourfull history in MAXICO. And it is also known as a native crop of peru country.
At the time of AZTECS empire amaranth was a main food crop. AZTECIANS started to cultivate amaranth crop about the 6000-8000 years ago. amaranth was not only an main food at the Aztecan times it is also important for worship, religious and culture. They used to made idol, statue of their god by mix of the grains of amaranth and honey. They worshiped the idol of their god, breaked statue or idol and distributed to the people for the food.
When Spanish were came to MEXICO with CORTEZ they force the villagers to leave the religion and entered them forcefully to the Christianity and they made the amaranth farming illegal. And they started to give very strict punishment to the people those who is doing amaranth farming at that time and they fired all the amaranth farm which is done at that time.
Luckily they couldn’t destroy the all the farm of amaranth and seed of amaranth. There were done some small little amaranth farming at remote area of the MAXICO and CORTEZES unable to destroy it due to is geographical condition, economic status of this area , they did not think they can cultivate the amaranth this type of area etc. amaranth which is cultivated in remote area of the Mexico they used it to make traditional sweet which is commonly called “alegria”.
This amaranth has small and lighted grain which can be easily sprayed through the wind from one place to another. So we considered that by this way slowly slowly it spread all over the world through wind.Share to Timeline