organic amaranth grain





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SKU 6000C244
Weight 6.00 lbs
Price: $29.09
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Discover the whole grain goodness of amaranth. This tiny “grain”—actually a seed—has a rich history dating back 8,000 years, when it was first cultivated in Mesoamerica. The ancient Aztecs relied on amaranth as a food staple and used it in religious rituals, earning it the names “super grain of the Aztecs” and “golden grain of the gods.” In the 1500s, Spanish conquistadors attempted to outlaw amaranth in an effort to convert and control the Aztecs. Lucky for us, their efforts proved unsuccessful due to amaranth’s amazing ability to grow quickly and thrive in less-than-ideal soil, making it nearly impossible to extinguish.

Amaranth is a gluten-free food and a source of complete protein—it contains all the essential amino acids, including lysine, which is lacking in most grains. High in fiber and a good source of magnesium and iron, Amaranth is a spectacular addition to your diet. This little powerhouse is perfect for gluten free and vegan diets.

Amaranth has an earthy, nutty flavor and can be cooked and used in breads to give a boost of nutrition and a crunchy texture. Try popped amaranth for a unique breakfast cereal or to make the Mexican candy, Alegria. Amaranth can also be cooked as porridge, used to make polenta or added to soups.

If you like gardening, try planting a few amaranth seeds in your yard. The amaranth flower is truly breathtaking. Don’t plant too many, however, or you may see your garden become an amaranth crop.

Savory Amaranth Fritters
These savory cakes make a delicious appetizer or side dish.

1 cup Amaranth
1 Tbsp diced Onion
1 clove Garlic, minced
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
1 1/2 cups Vegetable Stock
1 Egg
1 Tbsp Unbleached White Flour
1 Tbsp chopped basil
Oil, to fry

Place amaranth, onion, garlic, salt and stock in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cover, reduce heat and cook until all liquid is absorbed, about 40 minutes.

Transfer amaranth to a bowl and let cool.
Add egg, flour and basil; mix well.

Heat 1/4 inch of oil over medium-high heat in a wide skillet. Drop batter into hot oil 2 Tbsp at a time. Cook until browned, turning once, about 2 minutes per side. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels. Serve with tomato sauce or salsa.

Makes 15 servings.

Organic Amaranth Grain
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Nutrient Facts
Serving Size: 1/4 cup (52g)
Servings Per Container: 13.00
Amount Per Serving % Daily

Calories from Fat

Total Fat
3.50 g
5 %
     Saturated Fat
1.00 g
5 %
     Trans Fat
0 g
0 %
0.00 mg
0 %
10.00 mg
0 %
Total Carbohydrate
34.00 g
11 %
     Dietary Fiber
7.00 g
28 %
1.00 g
8.00 g
16 %

Vitamin A
0.00 %
Vitamin C
0.00 %
8.00 %
20.00 %

* Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

organic whole grain amaranth

*Manufactured in a facility that also uses tree nuts and soy.

Organic Amaranth Grain Recipes
Amaranth Maple Cornbread
A delightful maple-flavored cornbread with whole grains and pecans. High fiber, soy free.
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Seeded Teff & Amaranth Bread from the Breadmachine
Add all ingredients in the order suggested by your bread machine cycle and process on the basic bread cycle according to the manufacturer's directions. Let loaf cool for 15 minutes before slicing.
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Amaranth Polenta with Wild Mushrooms
This delicious recipe comes from "Whole Grains Every Day Every Way" by Lorna Sass. Amaranth is one of the smallest grains available and makes a delightful polenta. Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Low Sugar, Organic, Soy Free, Vegan.
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Basic Cooking Instructions for Amaranth
These instructions are printed on the label of Organic Amaranth Grain. High in Iron! Whole Grain! Gluten Free, High Fiber, Lactose Free, Low Fat, Low Sugar, Organic, Soy Free, Vegan. Net Carbs = 27g.
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