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4/16/09 8:00 P

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Thanks for the information! I'll keep looking for it!

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4/16/09 8:36 A

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Amaranth is a challenge to find! I found it at a local chain, here in New England, brand: Bob's Red Mill. Quite $$, a bit less so factoring in high nutrient content per bite.
Nutrition facts per serving -1/4 c. (49g)
Cal-180
Total Fat-3g (5%)
Sat. Fat-1g (4%)
Trans Fat-0g
Chol-0g
Sodium-10g
Total carb-32g (11%)
Dietary Fiber-7g (30%)
Sugars-1g
Protein-7g
Vitamin a-0%
Vit.C-4%
Calcium-8%
Iron-20%
Other info:It's GLUUTEN-FREE
Cooking: 3 parts water to 1 part grain x 20-30 min.

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4/15/09 11:04 A

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I still haven't found it in the store. Wouldn't it be in the same area with the rice?

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4/15/09 8:23 A

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And it has A LOT of calcium (unusual for a grain!)- i'll get back to you with more details.

I've been making an eggplant-tomatoe-garlic-onion +/- mushroom stew that's good over amaranth but still searching for good recipes!

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4/11/09 12:57 P

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Amaranth "Grits"

1 cup amaranth
1 clove garlic, finely chopped or pressed
1 medium onion, finely chopped
3 cups water or vegetable stock
Sea salt or soy sauce to taste
Hot sauce to taste
Garnish: 2 plum tomatoes

Combine the amaranth, garlic, onion, and stock in a 2-quart saucepan. Boil; reduce heat and simmer covered until most of the liquid has been absorbed, about 20 minutes.

Stir well. If the mixture is too thin or the amaranth not quite tender (it should be crunchy, but not gritty hard), boil gently while stirring constantly until thickened, about 30 seconds. Add salt or soy sauce to taste.

Stir in a few drops of hot sauce, if desired, and garnish with chopped tomatoes.

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Our superfood for this week will be amaranth. Thank you SHEDDING123 for the suggestion! I haven't tried it yet. I couldn't find it at Wal-Mart or Albertsons. Please add any recipes or nutritional information you have!

Amaranth is a sidekick of oats.

Wikipedia says:
Amaranth seeds, like buckwheat and quinoa, contain protein that is unusually complete for plant sources. Most fruits and vegetables do not contain a complete set of amino acids, and thus different sources of protein must be used.

Several studies have shown that like oats, amaranth seed or oil may be of benefit for those with hypertension and cardiovascular disease; regular consumption reduces blood pressure and cholesterol levels, while improving antioxidant status and some immune parameters. While the active ingredient in oats appears to be water-soluble fiber, amaranth appears to lower cholesterol via its content of plant stanols and squalene.

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