Amaranth Recipes

Amaranth Recipes (2014)
Amaranth in my yard about 15 feet tall. Orange County, California
Easy to grow, I grew mine from seeds from a friend.
I don’t use fertilizer or any pesticides. It is a good companion plant for other vegetables. Colorful and edible and gluten free


Día de los Muertos treat made from popped Amaranth. 

Popped Amaranth Honey Gluten Free Fun. Amaranth Gluten Free
Preparation Time: 10 minutes Total time: 10 minutes Serves 4 Ingredients: 2 cups popped amaranth, 2 cups local honey, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 warm water, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla. Instructions: Pop the amaranth in a heavy pot with lid no oil, miccrowave honey water and sugar for 30 seconds, mix dry and wet ingredients with hands. Shape into little heads and place on waxed paper. Decorate with seeds, raisins, peanuts or m and m candies.
9/10 from 200 users.

Highly nutritious amaranth is source of lysine. It also contains primary proteins called albumin and globulins, which, in comparison with the prolamins in wheat, are more soluble and digestible. One cup of raw amaranth contains 15 milligrams of iron, 18 milligrams of fiber;  9 grams of protein.
High in manganese calcium magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium. Amaranth contains 6 to 10% oil, predominantly unsaturated, or around 77% unsaturated fatty acids, including linoleic acid, required for optimum nutrition. Not least in this list, amaranth is the only grain with documented vitamin C content.  AND IT IS GLUTEN FREE
I use a few red leaves in salad for color, it’s stronger like arugula, an acquired taste. An easy colorful side dish:
Saute one finely chopped garlic clove in average olive oil (don’t waste your Extra fancy virgins)
Toss in torn leaves but save the stems for your compost pile.
Add salt, pepper and a pinch of paprika.
Cook like spinach 2 minutes

Studies show amaranth can reduce blood pressure and
is helpful in preventing heart disease

Another sample in Laguna Beach with tomatoes

Other fun in my garden

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