Amaranth: Another Ancient Wonder Food

Amaranth is gluten free and its seeds contain about 30 percent more protein than rice, sorghum, and rye, according to a USDA Forest Service report. It is also relatively high in calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, and fiber…

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Rediscovering Amaranth, The Aztec Superfood

Amaranth may soon join quinoa, chia seeds and goji berries in the pantheon of ancient “superfoods” enjoying a much-deserved resurgence.

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Think amaranth for healthy variety

Amaranth is rich in a peptide similar to lunasin (found in soybeans), which is thought to have cancer-preventive benefits. According to a study in a 2010 Peptides journal, the lunasin-like peptide in amaranth inhibited cells from becoming cancerous.

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Amaranth: Superfood for Super Health

Amaranth, in seed form, is a complete protein—something most other grains can’t claim. It also contains three times the amount of calcium other grains boast (about 12% of your daily value, based on a 2,000-calorie diet and a cooked one-cup serving).

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Amaranth’s Protein Is Especially Good For Children

Researchers in Peru fed toasted amaranth flour, popped amaranth grain, and amaranth flakes to young children as the source of all dietary protein and fat

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Benefits Of Amaranth: 14 Reasons To Get Into This Grain

This tiny-but-powerful food has some similarities to quinoa — both are good protein sources and are naturally gluten-free — but it also boasts some impressive nutritional stats of its own.

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