Naturalia Graine D’Amaranthe 500g

Raw amaranth grain is inedible to humans and cannot be digested because it blocks the absorption of nutrients. Thus it has to be prepared and cooked like other grains.

In a 100 gram amount, cooked amaranth provides 103 Calories and is a moderate–rich source of dietary minerals, including phosphorus, manganese, and iron. Cooked amaranth is 75% water, 19% carbohydrates, 4% protein, and 2% fat (table).

Amaranth grain is high in protein and lysine, an amino acid found in low quantities in other grains. It is free of gluten, which makes it a viable grain for people with gluten intolerance.

Amaranth grain can also be used to extract amaranth oil – a pressed seed oil with commercial uses.

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