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SUPER GRAIN AMARANTH

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15 Min
Ingredients
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Meal Type
Side Dish
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SUPER GRAIN AMARANTH

SUPER  GRAIN AMARANTH

This is definitely a Hero Super Grain. Relatively unknown to most of the Western population. Very powerful replacement for the popular rice. But much more powerful in nutrients composition. It is gluten-free grain containing all 8 essential amino acids. Just eating 100 grams of this powerhouse food covers a person’s daily need for essential protein. It’s a very rich source of B1, B2, B6 and E vitamins.  And the prep does not take more than 15 minutes. Let’s roll Foodies!

Ingredients

  • 250 grams of dry amaranth grains
  • 2 cups of water
  • Salt
  • Turmeric (optional)

Prep Instructions

  1. Wash amaranth grains under cold water.
  2. Boil 2 cups of water and add amaranth. Mix well.
  3. Lower the temperature to medium and simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. After 15 minutes check mix well. By now amaranth should absorb most of the water. Discard the rest of water. So basically drain, rinse and enjoy your cooked amaranth.
  5. Set cooked amaranth aside and let it cool.
  6. Add to your protein sources and salads.

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Nutrition Facts & Tips

It’s a protein powerhouse. At about 13-14%, it easily trumps the protein content of most other grains. You may hear the protein in amaranth referred to as “complete” because it contains lysine, an amino acid missing or negligible in many grains. One of the first studies to showcase amaranth’s protein power took place in Peru in the late 1980s. It’s also good for your heart. Amaranth has shown potential as a cholesterol-lowing whole grain in several studies conducted over the past 14 years.

Source: Whole Grains Council

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