Connect Foods – Organic Amaranth
Amaranth is an ancient grain that was revered and consumed as a staple by the Aztecs.
When the Spanish conquered the Aztec Empire they outlawed the cultivation of Amaranth for religious reasons and the secret of Amaranth was lost for hundreds of years. But now the secrets of Amaranth have been re-discovered allowing you to enjoy its nutritional and health properties as well as its versatility.
Amaranth contains essential amino acids, including two not commonly found in grains – lysine and methionine, which are “essential” as our body cannot make them and so we must get them from the food we eat. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein.
Amaranth is also a source of:
- Iron – necessary for normal immune system function
- Magnesium – necessary for normal nerve and muscle function
Amaranth has a mild nutty type flavour – perfect addition to salads, soups, casseroles or stews. It is also great as porridge or can be sweetened and enjoyed as a dessert.
Whether as a side or main dish Amaranth brings nutrition, versatility and flavour.
Located: Health foods aisle
Health Star Rating: 4.5
Release date: Released
Road test: Untested
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Shelf price: ∼$9.99
Available from: Woolworths, various health food stores