Amaranth

“A happy life is one which is in accordance with its own nature”

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Amaranth

Amaranth is a group of more than 60 different species of grains that have been cultivated for about 8,000 years.These grains were once considered a staple food in the Inca, Maya and Aztec civilizations..

 

3 facts about Amaranth

1. One cup (246 grams) of cooked amaranth contains the following nutrients :calories 251 ,protein 9.3 ,gramscarbs 46 ,gramsfat 5.2 ,gramsmanganese 105% ,magnesium 40%, phosphorus 36% ,iron 29% ,selenium 19% ,copper 18% of the RDI.

2. Amaranth is high in several antioxidants, such as gallic acid, p-hydroxybenzoic acid and vanillic acid, which may help protect against disease.

3. Amaranth is high in protein and fiber, both of which may help reduce appetite and increase weight loss.Amaranth is a nutritious, gluten-free grain that is a suitable dietary addition for those with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity.