Benefits of Amaranth

Though a lot of people around the world consider it to be a weed, it has been a dietary staple food for Maya, Inca and Aztec civilizations in Central America for over 8,000 years, where 60 different species of these grains have been regularly cultivated.

Amaranth is called a pseudo-cereal in scientific circles, for it is technically not a cereal grain like wheat or oats, despite having a comparable set of nutrients. It is also eaten like a cereal and has an earthy, nutty flavour. It is naturally gluten free and rich in protein, fiber, micro-nutrients and antioxidants.

Proteins found in amaranth are of a very high quality, which helps in building muscle mass, supporting neurological functions, helps in digestion and to balance hormones naturally - making the person who eats amaranth regularly healthier. It also prevents weight gain as it makes one feel full faster and increases metabolism.