Discover the whole grain goodness of amaranth. This tiny "grain" is actually a seed‚ with 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 and 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
This gluten free product was handled exclusively in our dedicated gluten free
facility and tested for gluten free integrity in our quality control laboratory
using an ELISA Gluten Assay test.
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.
This product is 100% whole grain. It includes all of the nutritious bran, germ
and endosperm that whole grains offer.
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
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.
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.