While many experts believe that amaranth is native to Latin America, it can be found all over the world. India, China, and Africa are also producers of grain and vegetable amaranth.

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Latin America


Puente a la Salud Comunitaria
'Bridge to Community Health' seeks to empower local people in Oaxaca; working together, we strive to address the endemic challenges faced by rural communities in one of the poorest states in Mexico.


Local community promoter teaching young mother how to harvest her amaranth
Nacimiento, Oaxaca.

Photo by Hope Bigda-Peyton
Grants and Communications Officer
Puente a la Salud Comunitaria


Educational Concerns For Hunger Organization
ECHO's Mission is to equip people with resources and skills to reduce hunger and improve the lives of the poor. ECHO's Vision is to honor God through sustainable hunger solutions.

Catholic Relief Services
CRS's mission is to assist impoverished and disadvantaged people overseas, working in the spirit of Catholic social teaching to promote the sacredness of human life and the dignity of the human person. Although our mission is rooted in the Catholic faith, our operations serve people based solely on need, regardless of their race, religion or ethnicity. Within the United States, CRS engages Catholics to live their faith in solidarity with the poor and suffering people of the world.