Discover the whole grain goodness of amaranth, a staple food of the ancient Aztecs. Amaranth is a gluten-free food and a source of complete protein—it contains all the essential amino acids, including lysine, which is lacking in most grains.
This tiny "grain"—actually a seed—has 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." Use amaranth in porridge, polenta and quick breads. It's a good source of protein, magnesium, iron and dietary fiber.
Bob's Red Mill products labeled Gluten Free are batch tested in our quality control laboratory. We use an ELISA Gluten Assay test to confirm that a product is gluten free.
Keeps best refrigerated or frozen.
Basic Cooking Instructions
Bring 3 cups water to a boil in a pot. Add 1 cup amaranth. Cover, reduce heat and simmer until water is absorbed, about 20 minutes. Makes 4 servings (about 2 cups).
Organic whole grain amaranth
Manufactured in a facility that uses tree nuts and soy.