Amaranth Infographic

Learn more about Amaranth! 

You can purchase amaranth flour and whole grain amaranth, or you can grow your own!

You can purchase amaranth flour and whole grain amaranth, or you can grow your own!

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“Amaranth is gluten-free.

Amaranth isn’t a grain. It’s a pseudo-grain or pseudo-cereal, like its better-known cousin – Quinoa.

1 cup of cooked amaranth contains: 5 grams of fiber and 9 grams of protein (that’s 1 gram more than Quinoa).

Amaranth ‘cooks out’ into a porridge consistency when cooked, instead of fluffing up like quinoa. But it can be popped like popcorn.

Amaranth is native to Mexico.

It is easy to grow, and the tassels are so beautiful that it’s typically grown in the United States for wedding bouquets.

They come in colors of red, chartreuse, pink, orange, and yellow.

Amaranth has only 1/2 to 1/7 the amount of saponins contained in quinoa. Saponins are bitter, soapy compounds that must be rinsed off of quinoa before it can be eaten.

Use amaranth flour in quick breads such as pancakes, biscuits, crepes, and muffins. Or substitute amaranth flour for up to 15% of wheat flour in bread for a protein boost.”

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