Amaranth Sprouting Seeds ,gluten-free and a source of complete protein ! certified organic.
Organic Amaranth Sprouting Seeds,gluten-free and a source of complete protein !
A tiny ancient seed that produces one of the smallest of all sprouts.
Use it on everything and anything - it looks super cool!
amaranth is an ancient pseudograin which has been used for millennia for its leaf and its seed. In the sprout world we generally use it as a seed, though it can be grown into Micro-Greens as well. We don't offer it as such because we find its flavor unpleasant.
It is a very tasty sprout with a great texture - it sorta pops like popcorn when you bite down on it. It's a very tiny seed, which produces red-tinged sprouts whether you Soak it or not.
You can toss some Amaranth Sprouts into or onto just about anything you eat. Their size is a great visual addition to any dish.
Several studies have shown that Amaranth has a positive effect on a variety of ailments; hypertension, heart disease and cholesterol to name a few.
Discover the whole grain goodness of amaranth. This tiny âgrainââactually a seedâhas a rich history dating back 8,000 years, when it was first cultivated in Mesoamerica. The ancient Aztecs relied on amaranth as a food staple and used it in religious rituals, earning it the names âsuper grain of the Aztecsâ and âgolden grain of the gods.
Amaranth is a gluten-free food and a source of complete proteinâit contains all the essential amino acids, including lysine, which is lacking in most grains. High in fiber and a good source of magnesium and iron, Amaranth is a spectacular addition to your diet. This little powerhouse is perfect for gluten free and vegan diets.
Amaranth has an earthy, nutty flavor and can be cooked and used in breads to give a boost of nutrition and a crunchy texture. Try popped amaranth for a unique breakfast cereal or to make the Mexican candy, Alegria. Amaranth can also be cooked as porridge, used to make polenta or added to soups.
Makes 4 servings (Serving size: 1/2 cup)
2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup sweet onion, small diced
1 tbsp fresh garlic, finely chopped
1/2 cup red pepper, small diced
1/2 cup yellow pepper, small diced
1/2 cup zucchini, small diced
1/2 cup blanched greens beans, cross cut to small dice size
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper, coarsely ground
1 cup cooked amaranth
Zest of 1 lemon
In a 12-inch sautÃ© pan add and heat oil, then add onions and sautÃ© until onions become translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and sautÃ© 1 minute, then add peppers and zucchini and sautÃ© until just tender. Add green beans, salt and pepper and mix well. Add amaranth and lemon zest, mix well again, sautÃ© until thoroughly heated and serve.
Nutritional Information Per Serving
Sodium: 250 mg
Sugars: 3 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Fiber: 3 g
Protein: 3 g
Carbohydrate: 17 g