WerzPopped (puffed) Amaranth - organic
Amaranthis a pseudo-cereal without gluten, with a slightly spicy flavour and used as cereals. When amaranth seeds are grilled/heated they puff up like popcorn and is called popped amaranth or puffed amaranth. Popped or Puffed whole amaranth of Werz is guaranteed glutenfree and without added sugar. Light and crispy it is an ideal complement to muesli but can also be added to various dishes, be used as tidbit any time or as an ingredient in baking.
Amaranth seeds are richer in proteins than most cereals, and their amino acids are better balanced. They are an excellent source of magnesium, iron, phosphorus, copper and zinc, provide a good supply of potassium and folic acid, contain also calcium, riboflavin, vitamin B6, thiamine, niacin.
In the realm of the Incas, Aztecs and Mayas, amaranth or "Incas wheat" was known for its nutritional and spiritual qualities. Healers used it as sacred wheat in religious rituals, the plant was synonymous with immortality. Amaranth was rediscovered a few years ago and its use for current consumption is encouraged by the authorities. In the language of flowers amaranth is associated with faithfulness and enduring love.
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Popped (puffed)whole amaranth*(100%)
* from certified organic agriculture
- energy: 1410-1450kJ / 320-350kcal
- carbohydrates: 52-56g, of which total sugar; 2-3g
Proteins of amaranth seeds are more balanced in amino acids as cereals, especially in lysine, methionine and tryptophan,
Santi-shop code: WE003