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Amaranth, also known as "kiwicha," is a tiny, grain-like seed that packs a big nutritional punch. Higher in protein than many other grains, it is a great gluten-free option that boasts nutrient density, thickening abilities and a mild flavor.

  • Tiny, round, off-white grains, about the size of a pinhead

  • Texture ranges from crunchy to slightly sticky, depending on how it is prepared

  • Corn-like aroma with a nutty or peppery flavor

  • Naturally gluten free

  • Manitou Trading Company
    Price: $10.60
    $0.68 / Ounce

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    Suggested uses

  • Use in baked goods like breads and muffins

  • Cook in soups and stews as a thickening agent with a nutritional boost

  • Pop like popcorn

  • Boil with water to make hot cereal

  • Basic prep

    Boil 2-1/2 cups water and 1 cup Amaranth. Reduce heat to simmer and cover. Let simmer until water is absorbed, about 20 minutes. Use immediately or store in refrigerator for up to 1 week. To pop Amaranth, add about 1/4 cup of grain to a skillet set over high heat. Shake skillet to keep grains moving as Amaranth begins to pop.

    Storage & handling

    Store in a dry, cool place.