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Amaranth (Organic)

Amaranth (Organic)

R27.50 per 250g / R110 per kg

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Amaranth or amaranthus caudatus is considered a weed by much of the world, but it has been grown as a grain-like seed and vegetable for thousands of years. The Aztecs used it as a staple and even included it in their religious rituals. It has about the same yield as many other commonly used grains like rice and a similar nutritional value to quinoa, which makes it a plant well worth looking into.

Amaranth is a great source of protein, fiber, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus and iron. It helps keep your digestive system regulated, build your strength, and reduce the risk of fracture or broken bones.

According to the USDA, one cup (approximately 246 grams) of cooked amaranth grain has about:

251 calories
46 grams carbohydrates
9.3 grams protein
3.9 grams fat
5.2 grams fiber
2.1 milligrams manganese (105 percent DV)
160 milligrams magnesium (40 percent DV)
364 milligrams phosphorus (36 percent DV)
5.2 milligrams iron (29 percent DV)
13.5 micrograms selenium (19 percent DV)
0.4 milligram copper (18 percent DV)
0.3 milligram vitamin B6 (14 percent DV)
54.1 micrograms folate (14 percent DV)
2.1 milligrams zinc (14 percent DV)
116 milligrams calcium (12 percent DV)
332 milligrams potassium (9 percent DV)

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