Named after the Greek word “amarantos,” which means “one that does not wither," colorful amaranth flower buds stay vibrant even after drying. Cultivated by the pre Incas of Peru 8,000 years ago, amaranth is still popular in many cultures, and becoming more so in recent years. It can be popped like corn, cooked similar to rice or pasta, or ground to flour.
The amazing thing about amaranth is how it compares nutritionally to other grains: far more iron, calcium, protein, manganese, fiber, and other phytonutrients than wheat or rice. Amaranth is one of the most protein-rich of any plant-based food, rivaling that of animal-based foods like cheese. Amaranth is referred to as a “complete protein” because it contains lysine, an amino acid missing or negligible in many grains. Amaranth is naturally gluten free, which makes it a great choice for people who are celiac or gluten intolerant and an excellent way to boost the nutritional power of gluten-free recipes.
Amaranth is made with 100% Raw Non GMO certified Organic Amaranth, which is sustainably sourced from Peru.
Raw Organic Amaranth Grains
This product is sustainably sourced from Peru in accordance with fair trade practices.
|Serving Size 1 Oz (28g)|
Servings Per Container 16
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 104||Calories from Fat 16|
|% Daily Values*|
|Total Fat 2g||3%|
|Saturated Fat 0.3g||2%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 18 g||6%|
|Detary Fiber 4g||16%|
|Vitamin A 0%||Vitamin C 2%|
|Calcium 4%||Iron 12%|
|*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.|
Bread, cereal, soups or combined with other grains.