Do you eat Amaranth?
Here’s why you should!
By now we all know quinoa, buckwheat and chia seeds, but are you familiar with the super grain Amaranth?
I was first introduced to Amaranth in 2009 while working on a yoga retreat in Ibiza, Spain.
There, some people ate it for breakfast like a porridge, adding honey, dried fruit, cinnamon or almond butter.
Seven years later I’m finally adding it my diet! It’s fun to try something new and to create some recipes from a food I don’t know too well.
What is Amaranth anyway?
There are actually about 60 different varieties of Amaranth, but three species in particular are grown for their edible seeds.
Similar to how cashews aren’t really nuts, and how quinoa isn’t really a grain, Amaranth isn’t technically a cereal grain, but a seed of the Amaranth plant. It does however have a nutrient profile similar to grains and like Chia, was a staple of the Aztecs.