Amaranth is an ancient Aztec cereal which boasts a incredible nutritional profile. It contains
significantly high amounts of all the eight essential amino acids that are not produced by the
body and also most of the 14 other non essential amino acids.
Amaranth also contains a rare group of Vitamin E isomers known as tocotrienols which can
help lower cholesterol, Squalene which is found in olives and some deep sea sharks, and
Phytosterols which are common in soya beans. Amaranth has exceptionally high nutritive
value with high digestibility, an amino acid composition close to optimal for human
requirements, high quantities of carbohydrates, substantial dietary fibre, high in iron, calcium and other vitamins & minerals, it is high in lysine, cystein and methionine, it is gluten free and has no cholesterol.
When mixed with other cereals such as rice, wheat or maize, Amaranth can dramatically increase the amount of protein absorbed. Serve as a cereal by itself with milk or as a topping on cereals, in muesli or porridge, or mix into cooked rice to eat with a main course.
AMARANTH CONTAINS: Protein, Minimal Fats (6.1g per 100g), Carbohydrates (72.7g per 100g – of which there are no sugars), Dietary Fibre (11g per 100g) It also contains Omega-3 and Omega-6, Squalene, Phytosterols and NO gluten.
Amino acids contained in Amaranth include Aspartic, Glutamic, Serine, Glycine, Histidine, Arginine, Threonine, Alanine, Proline, Tryptophan, Valine, Methionine+Cys, Isoleucine, Leucine, Phenylal + Tyro, Lysine
Vitamins & Minerals include: Thiamine (B1), Riboflavin (B2), Niacin, Ascorbic acid (Vit C), Vitamin E isomers, Folacine, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Calcium, Iron, Sodium (5mg per 100g), Potassium.