What distinguishes amaranth seeds and food grains

What distinguishes amaranth seeds and food grains

Definition:

Amaranth seeds are a seed that is used for sowing and has a number of indicators that do not have food grains.

Amaranth seed is a raw material for making amaranth oil, flour, cereals, eating, sprouting, making animal and poultry feeds.

What distinguishes amaranth seeds and food grains.

The seed amaranth that we offer to our customers for sowing, and the simple amaranth seed that is eaten, have a number of differences, which is why they differ in price. They are grown according to different technologies, and already at the stage of sowing the amaranth is planned either for seeds or for grain. Growing seed amaranth is much more difficult, since the seed has a number of requirements that differ from the requirements for food grains.

Conditions for growing seed amaranth

The first and most important requirement for the seed material is the purity of the culture and quality material, in order to obtain the highest category of seeds for the superelite. Therefore, when growing seeds, the isolation of varieties is observed among themselves and the absence of weeds of this species, so as to exclude unacceptable pollination and mutation.

It is because of crossing with wild species, when the amaranth was first brought to Europe from South America, it quickly degenerated, and it stopped growing. Although in fact it is a very high-yielding crop, which could well take root.

Since we grow amaranth only in ecologically clean conditions, the entire fight against weeds is carried out only mechanically, before the flowering period, in order to prevent even a minimal crossing with wild cultures.

Why you need to buy seeds only from seed farming

Cultivation of seed is a complex technological process that requires the presence of a special seed planting material, the experience and practice of a long-time scientific agronomist, the certification of seed farming, entry into the register, certification, the availability of all documentation, specialized equipment, and the availability of a staff of experienced workers who can To distinguish weeds and mutants from a high-quality plant. All work should be carried out at a certain time, because only in this case can guarantee the purity of the variety.

Only the seed farm can guarantee you the purity of the variety and provide you with such documents as:

  • • Quality certificates for seeds;
  • • Warranty certificate;
  • • The technological map;
  • • Technology of growing amaranth.

In addition, you can always rely on competent advice from specialists. And this is an important factor, since amaranth is a poorly spread culture, therefore only those who work with this culture will be able to consult you correctly.

In our store you can always get the best quality seeds of amaranth, because initially the company Amaranth of Ukraine started to work only as a seed farm and despite the expansion of the product range, we are constantly working in this direction.

All our varieties of amaranth are included in the "Seed Register of Ukraine", and are full-fledged varieties of agricultural and food destination. We guarantee a high reproduction and strength of growth of our seeds on any soils and in all climatic zones of Ukraine.

Seeds of amaranth have such indicators:

  • • Culture
  • View
  • • Variety
  • • Category and generation
  • • Year of harvest
  • • Germination
  • • Energy of germination
  • • Humidity
  • • Weight 1000 units
  • • A cross between other crops and weeds

Such indicators garnish you a good harvest. In addition, the amaranth is a very economical crop, one kilogram of seeds is enough for almost a hectare of crops. Therefore, if you decide to grow amaranth on an industrial scale, the cost of seeding will be minimal.

Is it possible to grow a seed amaranth at home?

Seed material in the home is difficult to grow. Even having received the "seeds" of the lower category than the planting material, it is impossible to sell them as varietal seeds. To do this, you need to go through a certain procedure that will give you the right to sell the seed.

So let's look at this in detail.

At home, when the area of ​​sowing amaranth is small, it is almost impossible to protect it from pollination by wind. Therefore, even if there are no quinoa or chinens near by, the wind can still carry on quite considerable distances. Pollen can be transferred from a neighboring site, or in some cases it can be carried by insects.

Requirements for Amaranth Commodity Grain

Amaranth grain, which is intended for consumption, has other requirements that differ slightly from the requirements for seed material. After all, it is not the reproduction and similarity of the material that are important, but such indicators as:

  • • Humidity
  • • Linearity
  • • Cleanliness of impurities
  • • Nature (full-scale weight)
  • • Oil content
  • • Percentage of squalene

After all, this grain is intended specifically for food and for the production of products from amaranth, and not for sowing. Therefore, when sowing high-quality seed material, one can not follow the correct pollination, since the first generation always preserves the purity of the species. Therefore, in the commodity grain, it is important first of all not how it is grown, but how it is collected, cleaned and stored, as this will determine its main indicators.

The work with amaranth seed is considerably complicated by the fact that it is very shallow. In fact, it is the same size as the poppy seed. Therefore, for its collection and purification, a specialized technique is needed.

After collection of marketable grain, it must be cleaned and dried to the desired moisture level. At the same time, what is important, amaranth grain can not be influenced by high temperatures (more than 35-40 ° C), since during aggressive drying many of the beneficial properties of amaranth are simply lost. Therefore, cleaning and drying amaranth food grain is the most labor-intensive work process.

After the amaranth seed is cleaned, it is processed or packed. At this stage, too, you need to closely monitor all indicators of grain quality.

What is worth mentioning separately, we grow amaranth in environmentally friendly conditions, both for marketable grain and seed. Due to the fact that amaranth is a high-yielding crop, which easily settles on any ground, is not afraid of droughts and has great growth force, it does well without fertilizers. And since the amaranth culture, imported from South America, under our conditions, it is not damaged by pests and diseases. Therefore, amaranth is an ideal culture for the cultivation of environmentally friendly products. If we add a lot of useful properties to this, then we can safely say that the amarant is a culture of the future, which will soon supplant wheat, and some other crops.

Is it possible to grow grain by yourself?

Regardless of the area of ​​sowing with growing commercial grain from seed, you will not have problems. After all, even during pollination by wild relatives in the first year, the amaranth does not lose the commodity qualities of grain. The reproduction will only worsen the next year, if you decide to use the commodity grain as a seed.

The most important thing when growing is simply to observe the technology. After all, for proper development, the amaranth should not be sown too thickly, and it is advisable to ensure that there are not too many weeds on the field. Since amaranth tall plants, mechanical cleaning of crops from weeds is carried out only at the initial stages of growth. After this, the amaranth naturally replaces the weeds and does not need additional treatment.

Small difficulties you may have when harvesting, especially if you have grown an amaranth in a small area, and will collect it manually. After all, to begin with, you will have to collect all the inflorescences, and then use the old, proven method to thresh it. But the most difficult exercise will be precisely cleaning the amaranth from excess impurities, because for this you will have to check it manually. But with due diligence, you can break a good percentage of cleaning.

Using Amaranth Commodity Grain

If the seed material has only one purpose, then the commodity grain is very demanded in the industry. A lot of products are made from it, which are very useful for health.

Whole grains are used to make porridge, or to germinate. About the benefits of germinated amaranth seed and germination technologies, you can read in the relevant article on our website.

Demand and cereals and flour from amaranth are in demand. After all, thanks to the unique starch that is present in the amaranth, it yields not only delicious cereals and pastries, which retains the splendor much longer than usual. And if we talk about the benefits of dishes from amaranth seeds, then it is ten times more than most diet products. Amaranth is also used in a gluten-free diet, as an alternative to other cereals. And what is worth mentioning is that thanks to the amaranth and gluten-free diet, hundreds of thousands of people around the world were able to return to a full life, after they found intolerance to gluten.

Another unique product that is produced from food grains is amaranth oil. Amaranth oil is valued for its high percentage of squalene, a substance that is produced in small amounts by the liver, and is responsible for metabolism, oxygen saturation of cells and growth of skin cells. That is why squalene is very valuable as a cosmetic and therapeutic remedy, as it can cure even psoriasis. The only drawback of squalene is that it is rapidly oxidized. But if you keep amaranth oil tightly closed and do not buy a large package, you can get the most benefit from squalene. The production of amaranth oil is a laborious process, since amaranth is a low-oily crop and a percentage of oil yield is only 3%, and to preserve all useful properties, amaranth oil must be produced by cold-pressing. It is impossible to make amaranth oil at home, because special equipment is needed for this.

Why you should not confuse seed material with commercial grain

Seed material and commercial grain are two absolutely different products that have differences even in the growing process. Of course, the seed material, if desired, can be used as a commodity grain. But in no case can not do the opposite, because no one can guarantee a correct reproduction.

That is why these two products have a significant difference in price, because it is quite expensive to get all the tests and get all the certificates, and in addition to everything, seed is given a guarantee from the seed producer. While the documentation of the commodity grains requires only a quality analysis that will confirm its suitability for consumption and processing, as well as the ecological purity of the product.

That is why consider when buying how you are going to use amaranth seed. After all, only this can guarantee you a good harvest or affordable price when buying amaranth grain for yourself.

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