Amaranth (Amaranthus Creuntus) is a very ancient grain, sacred food of the Aztecs and Incas. These are tiny round grains, gold in color with flecks of black and just smaller than a mustard seed. Amaranth is high in protein and vitamins with a crunchy texture (requires attentive chewing) with a pleasant fresh corn-like aroma and woodsy peppery flavor. Amaranth is very versatile, can be used as a sub for wheat (esp. for allergy prone). Amaranth is actually not a grain but a seed from a broadleaf herb plant.There is evidence of Amaranth going back to 4000 BC. This grain was used by both the Aztecs and the Incas. Amaranth was not only used as a food by the Aztecs, it was also one of the materials used to make statues of their deities.
Amaranth is a versatile grain and is frequently used as a substitute for wheat berries or flour. It can be eaten as a hot breakfast cereal, added to cold salads, or used instead of rice with stir fry. Use Amaranth Flour to bread fish or chicken. Best if toasted first.
This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 30 March, 2008.