Amaranth Seed


Amaranth is the gluten-free seed of the broad-leafed amaranth plant rather than of grasses and hence technically cannot be called a grain or cereal.However, it is often treated as one as its nutritional profile is similar.In that, it is similar to kaniwa,kiwicha and quinoa. Amaranth is now considered a super food as it: – doesn’t contain any gluten 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 – has a much higher protein content than for most other grains – is a good source of fibre. Popped amaranth has a nutty and crunchy flavour and is great as porridge or dessert. Amaranth flour can be added to make pancakes,muffins,rotis,wraps and quick breads.