I'm looking forward to planting this beauty in my garden.
Not only does it look amazing but the Health Benefits are fantastic! The leaves can be eaten like spinach or other greens. The seeds can be cooked just like quinoa. YUM!
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It's true! We've added another NEW
variety here at Mary's Heirloom Seeds. Just wait until you hear all about Amaranth
90 days. Tall, 3'- 5' plants are covered with very long rope-like flowers that are a deep, brilliant red color.
One of the most striking plants for any garden and so easy to grow. A good seed producer, too.
This is a very old heirloom,
a pre-1700 variety, that was very popular.
Leaves are tasty as cooked greens. Seeds can be cooked like quinoa
Sowing Method: Direct Sow/Indoor Sow
Bloom Duration: 6 weeks
contains more protein than any other gluten-free grain- and more
protein than wheat. One cup of raw amaranth contains 28.1 grams of
protein. Oats are a close second with 26.3 grams of protein. In
comparison, 1 cup of raw white rice contains 13.1 grams of protein.
is an excellent source of lysine, an important amino acid (protein).
Grains are notorious for low lysine content, which decreases the
quality of their proteins. The high lysine content in amaranth sets it
apart from other grains.
- Another advantage of the protein
content of amaranth is that the primary proteins in amaranth are
"albumins" and "globulins". In comparison, the major proteins in wheat
are called "prolamins", which are considered less soluble and less
digestible than are albumins and globulin proteins.
is second only to teff in calcium content. 1 cup of raw teff contains
347 milligrams of calicum, amaranth 298 milligrams. In comparison, 1
cup of white rice contains 52 milligrams.
- Amaranth contains
more magnesium than other gluten-free grains. 1 cup of raw amaranth
contains 519 milligrams of magnesium, followed by buckwheat with 393
milligrams and sorghum with 365 milligrams. In comparison, an equal
amount of white rice contains 46 milligrams of magnesium.
Amaranth contains more iron than other gluten-free grains. 1 cup of
raw amaranth contains 15 milligrams of iron. Teff is a close second
with 14.7 milligrams of iron. In comparison, white rice contains 1.5
milligrams of iron.
- Amaranth contains more fiber than other
gluten-free grains. 1 cup of raw amaranth contains 18 grams of fiber-
buckwheat and millet contain 17 grams. In comparison, white rice
contains 2.4 grams of fiber.
- Amaranth is slightly lower in
carbohydrate content compared to other gluten-free grains. 1 cup of raw
amaranth contains 129 grams of carbohyrates, white rice 148 grams,
brown rice and sorghum 143 grams and teff 141 grams of carbohyrdates.
Oats contain 103 grams of carbohyrates, making them the lowest carb
gluten free grain. source
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Thanks you and have a wonderful day!
Fun informative info. Thanks-Denise
As always, such a great, informative post. And how lovely! That color is stunning. Thank you for linking at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you again next week.
Thanks for coming and linking up at #The Weekend Social. Please be sure to come back next week starting Thursdays at 9PM EST on KitchenDreaming.com ! I hope to see you there!
I have always loved the name of this flower and now I love the look of it. I forgot how wonderful this plant was for you too.
Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above's Link Party.
Have a great week.
Debi @ Adorned From Above
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