|NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER 100G|
|Fat||6.23 g||Sugar||.32 g|
|Protein||17.08 g||Dietary Fibre||17.87 g|
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.