Amaranth vegetable Purple (Amaranthus cruentus). Early-maturing annual (28-35 days). from vsh) herbaceous plant. It has another name-Chinese spinach. Height-100-150 cm. The casts are elliptical, red-purple in color, larger at the bottom than at the top, oily. Inflorescences are erect, red-purple. The leaves are used for food in fresh and heat-treated form. Amaranth contains essential amino acids, trace elements, and antioxidants. Amaranth seed seedlings have antitumor properties. The plant also has excellent decorative qualities.