Now Foods, Certified Organic Amaranth Whole Grain, 16 oz (454 g)
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- Certified Gluten-Free
- USDA Organic
- Certified Organic by QAI
- Vegetarian/Vegan Product
Organic ancient grain with a sweet and nutty flavor.
Good source of protein and fiber.
There are grains, and then there's Amaranth. Along with buckwheat and quinoa, Amaranth is one of the few plant sources to offer a complete set if amino acids, making it a rare plant source of complete protein. It's naturally gluten-free and a good source of protein and fiber.
Living NOW Organic Amaranth is perfect for making gluten-free pasta, but should be combined with other grains/flours for baked goods since it has no gluten and will not rise on its own. Amaranth has a mild flavor that's both sweet and nutty, and it's a popular addition to many vegetarian recipes.
Living NOW is more than just a brand of great-tasting gluten-free foods - it's a way of life for anyone with food sensitivities. This premium line was developed to provide wholesome, healthy foods bursting with flavor and made without gluten and major common allergens including wheat, nuts, soy, dairy, eggs, and shellfish. Living NOW is produced in a dedicated, allergy-friendly facility and is GMO-free with no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives. With Living NOW eating is safe, fun, and satisfying again!
To cook alone, use 1/4 cup Amaranth to 3/4 cup liquid (broth or tomato juice) and cook for 30 minutes.
Organic whole grain amaranth.
Always Made Without
Produced in a dedicated gluten-free, allergenic-friendly facility.
|Serving Size: about 1/4 cup (47 g)|
|Servings Per Container: about 10|
|Amount Per Serving||%Daily Value*|
|Calories from Fat||30|
|Total Fat||3 g||5%|
|Saturated Fat||1 g||5%|
|Trans Fat||0 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||31 g||10%|
|Dietary Fiber||7 g||28%|
|* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.|
Our latest batch contained far too much grit--very tiny rocks that are impossible to distinguish from the amaranth. Instead of a smooth, pleasant porridge, we have been fighting through grit crunching between our teeth...very aggravating! We have struggled through two bags and plan to use the other two for bird seed.
So delicious and nutritious. Rich in dietary fiber, protein, B vitamins (folic acid, vitamin B6, riboflavin, niacin, thiamin), vitamin E, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, selenium, copper, zinc, calcium, potas sium, phytosterols and antioxidants, amaranth is beneficial for people suffering from diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, obesity, heart disease, gastritis, acid reflux, nausea, indigestion, osteoporosis, arthritis, rheumatism and even cancer: it helps stabilize blood sugar and regulate insulin levels, prevents blood spikes keeping you full longer, aids digestion, prevents heartburn and acid reflux, increases appetite, soothes the stomach lining, reduces colon inflammation, normalizes blood pressure, lowers triglycerides and LDL or "bad" cholesterol levels while increasing HDL or "good" cholesterol, protects against strokes, atherosclerosis and peripheral arterial disease, helps maintain healthy bones and teeth, and even reduces the risk of cancer. I love this product: not only is it delicious, but also it helps normalize my cholesterol levels and blood pressure and relieves the symptoms of my acid reflux and gastritis. Great product.
Posted by 4914040994383706593 on Jul 05, 2016
The diamond of seeds
Posted by 4906662583892594876 on May 06, 2016
Perfect to put in salads, my mother makes a amaranth salad to... for.
Posted by 4702771872311853173 on Mar 09, 2015
Glad to have this for when needed.
Posted by Reviewer2725292 on Feb 02, 2015
Not what I was expecting but good all the same.