This amaranth has been simply puffed, without any added oil, salt or sugar. Wholesome and organic, this puffed amaranth is sustainably grown and processed without the use any artificial inputs – has no added preservatives and is non-GMO. These puffs of amaranth – technically a seed, not a grain – have a light, fresh texture; with a slightly nutty flavour and aroma. A delicious addition to breakfast cereals, puffed amaranth is also great in quick snacks and as an ingredient in home-made sweet treats.
The nutrients in amaranth can offer significant health benefits as a part of a healthy diet. It’s a source of vitamin C, which is vital to the body’s healing process because it helps process iron, form blood vessels, repair muscle tissue, and maintain collagen. As it's naturally gluten-free, amaranth is a good option for people with coeliac disease, a condition in which an immune system reaction to wheat gluten can damage the small intestine.
Amaranth is also one of the richest plant forms of protein available. The protein is easily absorbed by the body and contains all amino acids — even lysine, which is often missing from cereal grains. Studies have shown that, in the plant kingdom, amaranth proteins are among the most similar to animal proteins. Amaranth is rich in antioxidants, including gallic acid and vanillic acid. Antioxidants help fight free radicals, which are damaging byproducts of normal cellular activity, helping to reduce everything from signs of aging to heart disease.
How to Use Organic Puffed Amaranth is a light and tasty addition to breakfast foods. Eat them on their own with dairy, grain or nut milk, or add them to your favourite cereal. Puffed amaranth is also delicious in home-made mueslis and granola. For a quick and convenient snack sprinkle puffs over yoghurt and fresh berries. Great for lunchboxes. Amaranth Puffs are also a natural choice for energy balls, muesli bars and treats like raw vegan chocolate. A wonderful pantry staple.
Organic farming uses no pesticides or artificial fertilisers and works with nature to build the fertility and health of our soil while caring for our environment. Organic farming has a low carbon footprint. Pure and simple, just the way nature intended.