Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Wellness Wednesday - Amaranth


Amaranth
Amaranth is an especially high-quality source of plant protein including two essential amino acids, lysine and methionine. It’s a protein powerhouse.  It has 13-14% protein and has the highest and has some of the highest protein compared to other grains.  
Amaranth is full of iron and calcium and it has three times the amount of fiber content than wheat. Amaranth is also high in magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium.  It’s also the only grain known to contain Vitamin C. 
Amaranth is completely gluten-free and an extremely digestible grain. It is a great source of protein to those who are gluten sensitive and or have Celiac disease. Amaranth is an excellent source of lysine, an important amino acid (protein). The high lysine levels in amaranth sets it apart from other grains. It contains an excellent combination of essential amino acids and is easily absorbed into the intestinal tract. Amaranth seed or oil has been shown to help improve blood pressure, decrease cholesterol and improve cardiovascular disease.
Amaranth seeds can be used as a cereal or as a flour base. The leaves also are consumed as a nutritious leaf vegetable in cooking and salads. It is very easy to cook amaranth. Just measure grains and water, boil water, add grains, gently boil with the occasional stir for 15-20 minutes, then drain and rinse.
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