Dubbed as a super grain today, amaranth has been an essential food source to South American civilizations from ancient times. This grain is highly nutritious, easy to cook, and is quite palatable too. However, did you know that amaranth is a gluten-free grain? Here’s why it should be a staple in your gluten-free cooking:
- One cup of amaranth contains 28.1grams of protein which sums up to more protein than any other gluten-free grain.
- It also contains more iron than any other gluten-free grain. One cup of raw amaranth contains 15 milligrams of iron.
- It is also high in fiber than most other grains. One cup of raw amaranth contains 18grams of fiber.
- It is rich in magnesium too and contains 519 milligrams per cup.
- In addition to all the nutrient value, amaranth is also an exceptional gluten-free thickener for white, sauce, soups, roux and strews.