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Volume III
January 13, 2012

Weekly Home / Cook'n & Eat'n

Amaranth Seeds


I purchased a small package of Organic Amaranth seeds approx 15 - 20 years ago and just found it while I am cleaning out my cold storage room. What is the shelf life on this - would it still be good?

Thank you,

Emily Mathers

Hi Emily,

The only way to determine if the amaranth is still good is to sprout it. You can put a teaspoon of the seeds in a jar and soak them in water overnight; then drain off the water. Place the seeds in a dark spot, and rinse the seeds daily until they sprout. If you don't see any green in a few days, you can assume they are not viable. I'll be curious to know how much of them sprout, if any.

Hope this helps,

Desiri Wightman, R.D.


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