Amaranth is a very old crop that provides a high quality gluten-free cereal-like grain with a high protein content. Amaranth seeds are an excellent source of energy and nutrients and are suitable for all diets, such as raw food, vegan or vegetarian. The biological value of amaranth seeds is given as 75%, which is higher than that of soy and milk. The reason can be found in a high protein content of about 16%, the important minerals calcium, magnesium and iron and the essential amino acid lysine. The amino acid lysine can only be absorbed through food, our body cannot produce it itself.
Amaranth: raw, vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free.
Origin: South America. Controlled quality.
The seeds of the amaranth are prepared like cereals. It is, however, a pseudo grain that reminds a bit of millet.
Amaranth is used to prepare vegetable pans, as a side dish to vegetables and meat, soups, casseroles, muesli and muesli bars, for baking, as baby porridge.
Wash the desired amount in hot water, bring to the boil with three times the amount of water, after about 30 minutes allow to swell for another 10 minutes.
Average nutritional values per 100g.
Calorific value: 401 kcal / 1,688 kJ
Fat: thereof saturated fatty acids 1,9g
Carbohydrates: of which sugar 1.7g
Dietary fibre: 13g
salt equivalent: 0,06g