- — Raw, Vegan
- — Good source of Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, and Phosphorus
If you’re looking to expand your pantry collection beyond usual grains, Amaranth Seeds are a perfect choice. Food to Live Amaranth Whole Seeds are a premium quality product, that’s highly versatile and full of nutrition. Domesticated thousands of years ago in South America, Amaranth is actually a small-gained “pseudocereal”. Ancient civilizations, like Maya, Inca, and Aztecs considered it a staple product, and to this day, this grain takes quite the popularity.
Nutritional Value of Whole Grain Amaranth
Amaranth Grain is rich in fiber and protein, making it a perfect choice for vegans and vegetarians. It is a powerhouse of antioxidants, among which are gallic acid and vanillic acid. Another reason why you should add Amaranth to your diet, is that it is a great source of Manganese, Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Zinc, and Iron. Moreover, Amaranth contains essential vitamins like B6, B5, and Folate.
Cooked Amaranth is soft but still chewy. It can be served in place of wheat, rice, quinoa, and polenta. Use as a garnish for grilled steaks, roasted chicken, or pork chops. Fortunately, Amaranth Cereal is easy to cook and takes only 20 minutes to do so. Once prepared, amaranth can be blended into smoothies or added to salads, stews, and soups. Moreover, you can mill whole grains of amaranth into fine powder in the spice/coffee grinder. Roast the seeds for a few minutes, let them cool, and then grind them. Use homemade Amaranth Flour for baking bread, cookies, and crackers.
How to cook Amaranth Seeds on the stovetop?
1. Boil 1 cup of amaranth in 2 ½ cups of water.
2. Then reduce the heat, and simmer covered for 20 minutes or until seeds are fluffy and tender.
3. If you’d prefer a creamier amaranth porridge, add more liquid towards the end of the process and cook for 3 additional mins.
The shelf life of Amaranth Seeds bulk is up to 1.5 years as long as it’s stored properly. Keep it in a cool dark place away from humidity.