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Organic Amaranth Grain

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Discover the whole grain goodness of amaranth, a staple food of the ancient Aztecs. 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. Makes a unique hot cereal or polenta. Add to baked goods or homemade granola for a pleasant texture and extra nutrition.

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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.

To Your Good Health

  • Gluten Free

    This gluten free product was handled exclusively in our dedicated gluten free facility tested for gluten free integrity in our quality control laboratory using an ELISA Gluten Assay test.

  • Kosher

    As a continued commitment to the quality of the products we make and sell, all of Bob’s Red Mill products are certified kosher pareve or kosher dairy by Rabbi Avrohom Teichman of Kehilla Kosher, Igud HaKashrus of Los Angeles.

  • Whole Grain

    This product is 100% whole grain. It includes all of the nutritious bran, germ and endosperm that whole grains offer.

  • Vegan

    All Bob’s Red Mill products are vegetarian. This product is also vegan, meaning it is made without the use of any animal products including eggs, dairy, and honey.

  • Organic

    This product was grown and produced using a uniform set of methods established by the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Organic Program and third-party certified organic by Quality Assurance International.

  • High Fiber

    Each serving of this product provides 20% or more of the recommended daily value for fiber. Dietary fiber aids digestion and makes you feel full faster, so it can help you maintain a healthy weight.

6 Reviews For "Organic Amaranth Grain"

  1. 100

    by Griiz on 09 Fri,2015

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    Amaranth.the best

  2. Impressive little grain & easy to cook

    by Country Vegan on 10 Mon,2014

    This is a great grain to use in a variety of dishes. I use an electric pressure cooker to make a batch without any fuss. Add 1 cup amaranth, 2 cups water, 1 tsp oil, set on high pressure for 6 minutes. This makes several bowls of warm cereal (consistancy is similiar to cream of wheat, but gluten free).

  3. Versatile & Delicious!

    by Bob's Red Mill on 01 Sat,2012

    As part of a health initiative, I began using whole grains about two years ago. The first time I had amaranth, I didn't care for it because of the texture... I found it a bit "grainy" for my taste. I learned that I could mix it with Oat Bran (I use 1 part Oat Bran to 2 parts amaranth) for a more cereal-like texture, and this works well. I season it with Vietnamese cinnamon, which has a stronger fl

  4. Amaranth Grains - Cereal & More

    by :dix) on 05 Fri,2011

    We had the Amaranth this morning for our morning cereal, I have always known of its health benefits and used it in years past for baking and loved it, however we had never tried it for a cereal before…matter of fact it was very good, one effect was shortly afterwards when we found the need to go to the bathroom. So I would imagine that anyone with constipation would benefit from eating this cere

  5. My experience with amaranth grain

    by Fannie on 04 Mon,2011

    Amaranth has a somewhat earthy aroma, a little like spinach. It can be used as a cooked breakfast cereal, plain or with some fruit cooked in (raisins, cut-up dates, dried cranberries etc.) It can also be used instead of other grain in a pilaf or casserole, for instance with beans, a bit of onion and garlic, some cut-up greens and some piccante sauce.||Amaranth needs slow cooking, and it cooks muc

  6. A unique experience

    by Happy on 04 Mon,2011

    I cooked it up using the basic cooking instructions. OK, I was expecting this to fluff up like rice. I was wrong! It clings together like steel cut oats. It also has the texture of the tiny little grains. The flavor is full and hearty, but with a porridge consistency. At first taste, I wasn't sure I liked it, as I never tasted anything like it before. After a few bites, I started enjoying the

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Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1/4 cup (52g)
Servings Per Container: 13
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories 190
Calories from Fat 30
Total Fat 3.5 g 5 %
Saturated Fat 1 g 5 %
Trans Fat 0 g 0 %
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
Sodium 10 mg 0 %
Total Carbohydrate 34 g 11 %
Dietary Fiber 7 g 28 %
Sugars 1 g N/A
Protein 8 g 16 %
Vitamin A 0 %
Vitamin C 0 %
Calcium 8 %
Iron 20 %
* Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients organic whole grain amaranth

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

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