Over 30 years
ago, Allos brought the 'supergrain of the Inca to Germany, coming from its traditional growing
area in the South American highlands .
In 2006 the department of agriculture
in Bad Mergentheim started a growing Project in Germany, supported by
Allos. After many years of trying,
there is now German Amaranth available.
Amaranth farming in
Germany is a special challenge, since Amaranth, with its high
nutritional value, usually only grows in the highlands only. We are proud that we contribute to the cultivation of this plant in Germany.
Currently there are
several organic farmers involved, and another farmer is changing to organic. There is
10ha organic area under cultivation, a further 16ha are used conventionally.
show that the small grains really do deliver concentrated vital substance
powers. Therefore, Amaranth is rated by NASA as nutritionally that valuable that
it serves as astronaut food as well.