DF2014:Blood amaranth

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Blood amaranth
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Urist likes blood amaranths for their striking color.

· Blood amaranth seeds

Spring Summer Autumn Winter

Wet Dry
Alcohol Blood amaranth beer
Leaf Blood amaranth leaf
Powder Blood amaranth flour
Plant Properties
Edible No
Cookable No
Leaf Properties
Edible Yes
Cookable Yes
Seed Properties
Edible No
Cookable Yes

Wikipedia article

This article is about the current version of DF.

Blood amaranth is an aboveground crop. It can either be milled into blood amaranth flour or brewed into blood amaranth beer. Its leaves are edible raw or cooked.

Some dwarves like blood amaranths for their striking color.

Admired for its striking color.

In Real Life[edit]

Once a staple food of the Aztecs, blood amaranth has a long history of cultivation in Central America as a grain. Its seeds are edible as a porridge, and its leaves can be eaten like spinach. While some decorative varieties have purple leaves, the name comes primarily from the deep maroon color of the plant's flowers.