Amazing Amaranth is the baby cousin of quinoa. Smaller in size with a slight beige colour, amaranth can be eaten in just the same way as quinoa, but cooks a little more quickly.
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+ Nutritional Info
GRAMS PER SERVE SERVES PER PACK PER SERVE PER 100g ENERGY 777 1554 PROTEIN 6.8 13.6 FAT, TOTAL 3.5 7 SATURATED 0.7 1.5 CARBOHYDRATE 32.6 65.3 SUGARS 0.85 1.7 SODIUM 2 4
- + Ingredients
- + Health Benefits
It is a seed of similar appearance and almost identical nutrient profile as Quinoa: high in fibre, protein and containing large amounts of essential vitamins and minerals such as iron, zinc, magnesium, selenium, calcium, folate and vitamin E.
- + How to use
Step-by-step guide to cooking Amaranth
*½ cup dry Amaranth = one serve (makes nearly 1½ cups cooked)
1. Rinse thoroughly to remove any of the remaining bitter coating on the seeds
2. Put 1 part Amaranth* to 2 parts water in a saucepan and bring to the boil
3. Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for approximately 15 minutes
4. Remove from the heat and let sit for a few minutes before fluffing up and serving
Amaranth can also be cooked in a rice cooker or the microwave with the same ratio of Amaranth to water and takes about the same amount of time.
Once cooked, there are endless possibilities for its use, from the most simple side dish to a base for a casserole or stew. You can also make a delicious salad by mixing it with your favourite roast veggies, or add it to a hearty soup. Amaranth can easily be substituted in any dish that asks for rice or couscous or make a yummy warm breakfast by simply add nuts, coconut sugar and fresh berries with a sprinkle of cinnamon!!!
- + Country of Origin
Product of Bolivia
- + Storage Instructions
Store in a cool dry area away from direct sunlight