Amaranth is a very nutritious grain, high in protein and gluten-free. It's also an attractive ornamental. The large plumes of golden-brown flowers bloom from mid summer to fall, and the ripening seeds attract flocks of birds.
Amaranth 'Golden Giant' is a heavy producer of delicious, white seeds. This is probably the best amaranth for grain production for home gardeners. Also known as Amaranthus hypochondriacus. 98-110 days to maturity.