Amaranth, Organic 500g
Scientific name of Amaranth is Amaranthus. It was first cultivated by the Aztecs 8000 years back and called “huauhtli”. It accounted for 80% of their energy requirements. It was called the “Queen of all Cereals”. It was used to make a treat called “Alegria” (‘Joy’ in Spanish).
One cup (2.4 dl, 245 g) of cooked amaranth grain (from about 65 g raw) provides 251 calories and is an excellent source (20% or more of the Daily Value, DV) of protein, dietary fiber, and some dietary minerals. Amaranth is particularly rich in manganese (105% DV), magnesium (40% DV), iron (29% DV), and selenium (20% DV). Cooked amaranth leaves are a rich source of vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, manganese, and folate. Amaranth does not contain gluten.
Amaranth contains phytochemicals that may be antinutrient factors, such as polyphenols, saponins, tannins, and oxalates which are reduced in content and effect by cooking.
- Gluten Free
- Helps digestion
- Fights diabetes
- Lowers cholesterol
- Better Bone health
- Assists in weight loss.
- Reduces inflammation
- Helps pregnant women
- High source of ‘Complete Protein’.
Amaranth can be cooked and used various way according to user's tastes. Follow your common ways of preparing grain and refer various recipes and instructions