Amaranth Grain Bulk


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Amaranth Grain Bulk

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What is Amaranth?
Amaranth grain is an ancient grain made up of over sixty different types of seeds. It was once a staple part of the ancient Inca and Mayan civilisation’s diet. While not classified as a cereal, amaranth shares much of the characteristics of cereals and it can be used in similar ways to cereals in a variety of dishes.

It is relatively simple to prepare and is best cooked when amaranth seeds have been sprouted. Sprouting is done by soaking the Amaranth seeds in water and allowing them to germinate over a period of between one and three days. Cooked amaranth  can be used in a variety of ways including:
*   Pasta, rice or couscous dishes
*   As an additive to smoothies
*   In soups or stews as a thickener
*   As an ingredient in breakfast cereal
*   It has a slightly nutty, earthy flavour.

Benefits of Amaranth
Amaranth has many health benefits including:
*   Packed full of nutrition, particularly fibre and protein but also magnesium, iron, phosphorus and manganese
*   Contains high levels of antioxidants which are critical in guarding against cell damage caused by  free radicals in the body.
*   May act as an anti inflammatory
*   Amaranth has been found to have cholesterol lowering capabilities particularly with LDL or “bad cholesterol
*   Being rich in fibre and protein may help with healthy weight loss as high protein diets have been connected to a loss of appetite 
*   Is naturally gluten free making it a perfect choice for gluten intolerant people.


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