Often referred to as "Pigweed" by industrial farmers, amaranth is one of the few crops that can successfully resist Roundup, a chemical weedkiller, to continue growing and staking its claim in the land in which it is planted.
I've witnessed amaranth grow through cracks in bricks, pop up with unexpected beauty across farm fields, and tower so high that it gives skyscrapers a run for their money - all in a season of drought.
Though often referred to as "just a weed," Amaranth provides nourishment with its seeds (similar to quinoa) and its leaves as a delicious addition to salads or a veggie stir fry. Amaranth is a powerful example of how resilience and grace challenge perceived limits to grow and flourish even in trying times.
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