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Organic Amaranth Seeds from Real Foods

£6.52 65p / 100g

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Organic Amaranth Seeds ingredients:


Nutritional values per 100g : Energy 1565 kJ/374 Kcal, Protein 14.5, Fat 6.5, Carbohydrates 56.8, Dietary fibre 9.3, Moisture <14, Mineral : calcium, iron, potassium, sodium, phosphor, magnesium, Vitamins : A, Niacin, B1, B2, B6, C.

Allergen warnings, this is a naturally gluten free product, however there are cross contamination warnings in packing or processing from some suppliers so we cannot guranatee it's gluten free content.

About Organic Amaranth Seeds from Real Foods

Amaranth (Amaranthus) has a colourful history, is highly nutritious, and the plant itself is extremely attractive and useful. Amaranth was a staple in the diets of pre-Colombian Aztecs, who believed it had supernatural powers and incorporated it into their religious ceremonies.

Amaranth can be cooked as a cereal, ground into flour, popped like popcorn, sprouted, or toasted. It is at its most nutritious however when cooked. Bring one part grain to two and a half parts water to the boil then reduce the heat and simmer for around 20 minutes or until all the water is absorbed and the grain is fluffy. It can then be used as an alternative to rice, pasta or cous cous. The seeds can be cooked with other wholegrains, added to stir-fry or to soups and stews as a nutrient dense thickening agent.

For more information on amaranth's nutrition and how to prepare it have a look at our How Do I Cook Amaranth article.

Find out about all the other bestselling grains in our range in our Real Foods Guide to Grains article.

Amaranth seed is high in protein (15-18%) and contains respectable amounts of lysine and methionine, two essential amino acids that are not frequently found in grains. It is high in fibre and contains calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorus, and vitamins A and C.

The fibre content of amaranth is three times that of wheat and its iron content, five times more than wheat. It contains two times more calcium than milk. Using amaranth in combination with wheat, corn or brown rice results in a complete protein as high in food value as fish, red meat or poultry.

Amaranth also contains tocotrienols (a form of vitamin E) which have cholesterol-lowering activity in humans. Cooked amaranth is 90% digestible and because of this ease of digestion, it has traditionally been given to those recovering from an illness or ending a fasting period. Amaranth consists of 6-10% oil, which is found mostly within the germ. The oil is predominantly unsaturated and is high in Linoleic acid, which is important in human nutrition.

Customer reviews

I've got to admit, I hadn't heard of Amaranth until a few years ago. It is slightly different from Quinoa - you have to cook it for slightly longer and it doesn't quite puff up as much. I've heard it's even more nutritious though. Personally I can't eat it straight - just because it gets a bit repetitive - so I add raisins or other dried fruit to it - and it's great. Feels very authentic.

By Diane Finlayson on 28/05/2024

I have just discovered amaranth. A very useful gluten free option.

By Isobel Kirk on 15/05/2013

I have been using this to thicked my seasonal soups and it has been a delcious addition to my diet.

By Tilly White on 24/10/2012

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Why not try one of our healthy recipes using this product

Vegan Gluten Free Tofu and Apple stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe

Summary: Everyone loves stuffed bell peppers. They often look stunning and impressive, yet they are really easy to make : just halve the peppers, fill them with the tasty mixture of your choice, pop them in the oven, and there you have it. When it comes to the filling, your imagination is the only limit. In these ones, I used a mixture of tofu, rice, amaranth, apple and herbs.

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Vegan Grapefruit, Orange, Almond and Amaranth Parfait Recipe

Summary: This delicious vegan dessert is perfect for summer and takes no time to make. Makes two generous portions. Enjoy! As always with fruit, choose your grapefruit and oranges ripe and juicy. They will be so sweet that you will not need to add any sweetener, or if you do, you will only need a little. You can make your own popped cereal from amaranth, quinoa or even canihua (also known as kaniwa or baby quinoa). It will take a little longer, but you could make a batch of popped cereal for breakfast too.

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