Amaranth my new favorite grain

I’ve recently discovered amaranth. Amaranth, meaning “never fading flower” in Greek, are highly nutritious seeds ( and greens although hard to find). Like buckwheat and quinoa, amaranth is a high-quality source of plant protein containing two essential amino acids lysine and methionine which are generally low in grains. Amaranth is packed with iron and calcium, good for those avoiding dairy. The fiber content is triple that of wheat and amaranth is completely gluten free.

Not to mention how delicious this grain is in the morning with my homemade almond milk. You could add honey and cinnamon for a sweet porridge. It also cleanses the colon by working as a mild laxative, who doesn’t need that? I know I do. It’s really easy to make.

Combine 1 cup of seeds with 21/2 cups of water and bring to a boil.Reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 20 minutes until grains are fluffy and water is well absorbed.

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