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Health Benefits:

Anti-inflammatory
Enhances production of breast milk
May reduce cholesterol
Pain reliever
Reduces risk of cervical cancer
Relieves constipation

Nutrition:

Serving size: 1 cup; Calories: 251; Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 10mg; Carbs: 46g; Fiber: 5g; Sugars: 1.7g; Protein: 9g; Potassium: 9%DV; Vitamin A: 0%DV; Vitamin C: 7%DV; Calcium: 12%DV; Iron: 29%DV

Did You Know?

  • Much of the world considers amaranth a weed, but it has actually been grown as a grain and vegetable for thousands of years!
  • The Aztecs used it as a stable food; it was even included in religious rituals!
  • Gluten Free

Ways to Eat:

  • As a breakfast cereal
  • Toasted in a skillet
  • In soups and stews
  • Cooking amaranth is comparable to cooking pasta or rice
  • Can be used as a thickener for sauces, soups, stews, and even jellies

Farming Trivia:

  • Amaranth is native to Mexico and Central America.
  • Amaranth is planted at the end of spring, as it prefers warmer weather,  and it is harvested after it’s flowers have bloomed.
  • Amaranth is largely heat and drought resistant.
  • Seed of the Amaranth plant

Note: Always consult a physician for any specific health questions and concerns. Some of this information may be subject to change should there be any new findings from Federal Health Administration (FHA), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Cancer Society (ACS), and / or other leading food, nutrition and medical advisors.