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    Amaranth

    So my dad told me about this seed that I had never heard of called Amaranth. You eat it somewhat like a grain or grits. I had been wanting to try it for a while. It has 8 grams of protein in one cup, it has a host of other vitamins and minerals. https://www.healthbenefitstimes.com/amaranth/ It is hailed as a super grain, better than quinoa. But it is not a grain but a seed. I finally found it at my local store in the bulk food section and got to try it. I cooked it much like a porridge. It was very surprising how good it was. I added a bit of salt to my water, I think I might have added a bit too much. But the flavor was really different and good.

    Sadly my stomach did not tolerate it at all. I got an awful stomach ache and was sick all day from it. But before I got sick to my stomach I felt like eating it was really good and that it was a healthy food. It felt healthy when I ate it. I have a really sensitive stomach. There are lots of things I just cant eat. I looked it up online to see if others had the same reaction. I only found one other person. It sounds like most tolerate it really well.

    I wanted to share it even though my stomach couldn't handle it in case anyone else wanted to try it. It seems amazing. I will post a few vids on how to cook it. I did not use the seaweed that the person in the first vid used, no thanks.

    The diagram below is in the link above.






    Nutritional value of Amaranth
    Serving Size: 1 Cup, 98 g
    Calories 251 Kcal.
    Calories from Fat 35.01 Kcal.

    Proximity Amount % DV
    Water 184.89 g N/D
    Energy 251 Kcal N/D
    Energy 1055 kJ N/D
    Protein 9.35 g 18.70%
    Total Fat (lipid) 3.89 g 11.11%
    Ash 1.89 g N/D
    Carbohydrate 45.98 g 35.37%
    Total dietary Fiber 5.2 g 13.68%
    Starch 39.93 g N/D

    Minerals Amount % DV
    Manganese, Mn 2.101 mg 91.35%
    Iron, Fe 5.17 mg 64.63%
    Phosphorus, P 364 mg 52.00%
    Copper, Cu 0.367 mg 40.78%
    Magnesium, Mg 160 mg 38.10%
    Selenium, Se 13.5 µg 24.55%
    Zinc, Zn 2.12 mg 19.27%
    Calcium, Ca 116 mg 11.60%
    Potassium, K 332 mg 7.06%
    Sodium, Na 15 mg 1.00%



    Vitamins Amount % DV
    Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 0.278 mg 21.38%
    Vitamin B9 (Folate, Folic acid) 54 µg 13.50%
    Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0.054 mg 4.15%
    Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 0.578 mg 3.61%
    Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 0.47 mg 3.13%
    Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) 0.037 mg 3.08%
    Tocopherol, beta 0.93 mg N/D
    Tocopherol, gamma 0.12 mg N/D
    Tocopherol, delta 0.59 mg N/D
    *Above mentioned Percent Daily Values (%DVs) are based on 2,000 calorie diet intake. Daily values (DVs) may be different depending upon your daily calorie needs. Mentioned values are recommended by a U.S. Department of Agriculture. They are not healthbenefitstimes.com recommendations. Calculations are based on average age of 19 to 50 years and weighs 194 lbs.
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