Amaranth, Organic

Amaranth, Organic

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Amaranth, Organic

Amaranth is a very ancient grain used by the Aztecs and Incas. Grinding it makes a light and tasty flour. Rich in lysine, its protein content is high quality. There are 60 mg of calcium per 1/2 cup, and amaranth is gluten free. Amaranth has a nutty, slightly spicy flavor, and a sticky gelatinous texture. It makes a highly nutritious hot cereal and can be cooked like any other grain, but becomes sticky when cooked. Can be mixed with corn, onions, and pinto beans. Try popping it like popcorn too!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/2 cup cooked

Nutrient Amount

Calories 129

Fat 1.5 g

Carbohydrate 22 g

Dietary Fiber 2 g

Sodium 14 mg

Protein 5 g

Calcium 60 mg

  • Cooking Instructions: Simmer 1 cup grain in 3 cups water for 25 minutes. Amaranth congeals as it cools so keep it warm before eating. If pressure cooking, cook only for 4 to 10 minutes. Goes well with buckwheat, millet and brown rice.
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