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Amaranth is a nutritious grain whose cultivation originated from ancient civilizations. It hasn’t lost its relevance in our time and is increasing in demand each day. Food to Live’s Amaranth Flakes is nothing more than the whole amaranth seeds that were heated before being rolled down into soft, crusty flakes. This process allows Flaked Amaranth to preserve all its nutrients and an original nutty, subtly sweet taste.
Rolled Amaranth Flakes preserve an excellent source of dietary fiber, protein, and other micronutrients. Particularly, they are rich in Manganese, Magnesium, Copper, Selenium, Phosphorus, Iron, and Vitamin B6. Amaranth Seeds also contain many health-promoting antioxidants (especially gallic acid, p-hydroxybenzoic acid, and vanillic acid) that fight harmful free radicals. Further, they are low in Sodium, Saturated fat, and Cholesterol. As a result, including Amaranth in your diet can help build muscle mass, ease inflammation, lower blood cholesterol, and maintain heart health.
How to cook and eat Amaranth Flakes
Enjoy Flaked Whole Amaranth in the same way as you would with related types of cereals like oats and rice. Add it to smoothies and shakes to enrich their nutritional profile. You can also grind Amaranth into flour and use it as a wheat flour substitute for baking pancakes and homemade bread. It is also widely used as a thickener for sauces, soups, roux, and stews.
To prepare the Amaranth Flakes Cereal:
1. Bring water and amaranth to boil in a ratio of 2 ⅕:1;
2. Simmer on low heat for about 20 min;
You may want to top it with peanut butter, dried, fresh, or frozen fruit, raw nuts, seeds, or cinnamon. Additionally, you can use it as a savory base and add onions, garlic, chopped veggies, or mushrooms. It serves as a great side dish to grilled steaks, roasted meat, fish, and gravies.
The best storage location for bulk Amaranth Flakes would be a dark, cool place with no humidity.