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Amaranth

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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: $7.40
    $0.48 / 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.

    Ingredients

    Amaranth.

    Classic recipe

    Dulce de Alegría (Puffed Amaranth Candy)

    Like corn, quinoa and several other grains, when exposed to high heat, Amaranth has the ability to pop, or puff, into a light, crispy grain. Amaranth, a naturally gluten-free ancient grain, is high in protein and fiber, and contains twice the iron found in wheat.