Organic amaranth is a rich in protein, iron and fibre grain. It is a gluten free grain with many benefits. Organic Amaranth is eaten as part of a satisfying hot breakfast, in bakery products, in soups, and Museli.
Amaranth seeds are tan or light brown in color and are about the size of poppy seeds. Amaranth is aot a true cereal grain and is sometimes called a ‘pseudo-grain’ and has been referred sometimes as a herb or even a vegetable.
There are 60 different species of Amaranth on the planet available. With it’s own genus classification, Organic Amaranthus, is a relative of the common pigweed.
Some of these species of Amaranth are grown for their spinach like leaves which are eaten as a salad by many people and other species are grown only for ornamental or decorative purposes.
There are also other species that produce tiny seeds that are very nutritious and are sold mostly in health food stores.
Organic Amaranth is an extremely nutritious grain that is becoming well known in North America.
Amaranth has a long and interesting history in Mexico where it’s been grown and harvested for thousands of years by the Mayan and Incan civilizations.
The Aztecs believed Amaranth had magical properties that would give them amazing strength. Because of this, it became one of the main foods of the Aztec royalty.