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October 13, 2019
Whenever the kids and I purchase our bulk amaranth it tends to spark at least one question of: Amaranth? How do you use that? So...
We love to cook a simple hearty and warming breakfast cereal of amaranth for cool school day mornings, and we can make it the night before!
Amaranth is one of our seed "grains". It has a high nutrient profile, it has been cultivated for thousands of years and is believed to be a staple food of there Incas and Aztecs.
One cup (246 grams) of cooked amaranth contains the following nutrients:Calories: 251Protein: 9.3 gramsCarbs: 46 gramsFat: 5.2 gramsManganese: 105% of the RDIMagnesium: 40% of the RDIPhosphorus: 36% of the RDIIron: 29% of the RDISelenium: 19% of the RDICopper: 18% of the RDI
And...at our local co-op amaranth is only $1.45 a pound! That's a lot of nutrition per dollar!
Being rich in manganese which is very healthy for there nervous system and brain function, phosphorous for bone health, and iron to produce strong blood, amaranth is a smart and functional choice to pair with a healthy breakfast dose of Herbal Iron Tonic: Strong Like Ox! I use it as a nutrient rich sweetener to stir right in!
Here's how we cook it:
3:1 with water
Bring 3 cups of water to boil on stovetop and add one cinnamon stick
Stir in one cup of amaranth
bring back to boil, cover turn off, let sit overnight
Warm up in morning, add a little water and stir well as amaranth gets sticky.
Turns off, add butter to melt in and serve up as is, add a drizzle of honey and herbal iron...yum!
Voila, healthy, hearty breakfast to warm the digestion and invoke the taste of fall...
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October 13, 2019