What is it?
Amaranth (Amaranthus) has a colourful history, is highly nutritious, and the plant itself is extremely attractive and useful. Amaranth was a staple in the diets of pre-Colombian Aztecs, who believed it had supernatural powers and incorporated it into their religious ceremonies.
Where can I use it?
Amaranth can be cooked as a cereal, ground into flour, popped like popcorn, sprouted, or toasted. It is at its most nutritious however when cooked. Bring one part grain to two and a half parts water to the boil then reduce the heat and simmer for around 20 minutes or until all the water is absorbed and the grain is fluffy. It can then be used as an alternative to rice, pasta or couscous.
The seeds can be cooked with other wholegrains, added to stir-fry or to soups and stews as a nutrient dense thickening agent.
This product meets the requirements for the use of the Cross Grain Logo for limits of gluten at less than 20ppm
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|Typical Values||Per 100gms / 100mls|
|Fat, total (g)||7|
|Fat, saturated (g)||1.5|
|Dietary Fibre (g)||6.7|
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|Listed in order of predominance:||Certified organic Amaranth|