Discover the whole grain goodness of amaranth, an ancient grain that was a staple food of the early Aztecs. Gluten free and a source of complete protein, amaranth contains all the essential amino acids, including lysine, which is lacking in most grains. It makes a delicious hot cereal or polenta, or you can add its pleasant texture and extra nutrition to baked goods or homemade granola. An excellent source of protein and iron, amaranth is especially well suited for gluten free and vegan diets. It has an earthy, nutty flavor and can be added to bread to give a boost of nutrition and a crunchy texture. Try popped amaranth for a unique breakfast cereal or to make the Mexican candy, Alegría. Amaranth can also be cooked as porridge, used to make polenta or added to soups.
While amaranth leaves are also edible, we’re obsessed with this grain—actually a seed—with 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 “super grain of the Aztecs” and “golden grain of the gods.”
The amaranth plant is breathtaking, with conical seed heads bearing pink or purple flowers. If you like gardening, try planting a few amaranth seeds in your yard. Don't plant too many, however, or you may see your garden become an amaranth crop!
This gluten free product was handled exclusively in our dedicated gluten free facility and tested for gluten free integrity in our quality control laboratory using an ELISA Gluten Assay test.
As a continued commitment to the quality of the products we make and sell, all of Bob’s Red Mill products are certified Kosher by OK Kosher Certification of Brooklyn, New York.
This product is 100% whole grain. It includes all of the nutritious bran, germ and endosperm that whole grains offer.
All Bob’s Red Mill products are vegetarian. This product is also vegan, meaning it does not include eggs, dairy or honey.
This product was grown and produced using a uniform set of methods established by the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Organic Program and third-party certified organic by Quality Assurance International.
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Bob’s Red Mill products are made without the use of bioengineering and use ingredients grown from identity preserved seeds. Currently, more than 240 of our products have been verified with the Non-GMO Project.
Each serving of this product provides 20% or more of the recommended daily value for fiber. Dietary fiber aids digestion and makes you feel full faster, so it can help you maintain a healthy weight.