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.
GRAMS PER SERVE 50 SERVES PER PACK 10 PER SERVE PER 100g ENERGY 777kJ 1554kJ PROTEIN 6.8g 13.6g FAT, TOTAL 3.5g 7g SATURATED 0.7g 1.5g CARBOHYDRATE 32.6g 65.3g SUGARS 0.85g 1.7g SODIUM 2mg 4mg
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.
Country Of Origin
Product of Bolivia
Store in a cool dry area away from direct sunlight
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 seeds2. Put 1 part Amaranth* to 2 parts water in a saucepan and bring to the boil3. Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for approximately 15 minutes4. 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!!!