Grainwell Puffed Amaranth (gf)

Grainwell is the leading US producer of gluten-free, non-GMO, clean label, and organic-by-request Amaranth. Sourced from suppliers that meet rigorous guidelines and best practices, our innovation and food science team can help you create the ideal puffed Amaranth for your product. Contact Grainwell below for more information and samples. Our Puffed Amaranth is crafted using the Grainwell way. This guarantees exceptional quality and safety for consumption. It’s a versatile and nutritious food ingredient with a variety of culinary and health benefits. Its light, airy texture and nutty flavor make it a popular choice for a range of dishes.

History of Amaranth, an Ancient Grain

Amaranth is a group of more than 60 different species of grains that have been cultivated for about 8,000 years. These ancient grains were once considered a staple food in the Inca, Maya, and Aztec civilizations. Amaranth is not a true cereal grain like wheat or oats, but rather a “pseudo-cereal,” similar to quinoa. Its origins trace back to Mesoamerica, where it was not only a vital source of nutrition but also played a significant role in religious ceremonies. 

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Amaranth Nutritional Value

Amaranth is highly regarded for its nutritional profile. It is a great source of complete protein, meaning it contains all nine essential amino acids, which is quite rare for plant-based foods. Additionally, Amaranth is rich in fiber, antioxidants, and micronutrients such as magnesium, iron, phosphorus, and manganese. It’s also noted for its high content of lysine, an amino acid often lacking in grains.

Popular Puffed Amaranth Products Include

  • Breakfast Cereals: Puffed Amaranth can be used as a cereal on its own or mixed with other grains to create a nutritious breakfast option.
  • Salad Toppings: Adding puffed Amaranth to salads introduces a crunchy texture and boosts the nutritional content.
  • Snacks: Mixed with nuts, dried fruit, and a sweetener, puffed Amaranth can be made into healthy snack bars or energy balls. 
  • Baking: Puffed Amaranth can be incorporated into baked goods such as muffins, cookies, and bread to add texture and increase the nutritional value.
  • Soups and Stews: Sprinkled on top of soups and stews, puffed Amaranth adds a pleasant crunch and boosts the protein content of meals.
  • Granola and Muesli: It can be a component in homemade granola or muesli, adding a unique texture and nutritional boost.

Benefits of Puffed Amaranth

  • High in Protein: Amaranth is a complete protein, containing all nine essential amino acids, making puffed Amaranth a great protein source for vegetarians and vegans.
  • Rich in Fiber: The high fiber content helps in digestion and can aid in maintaining a healthy weight by promoting a feeling of fullness.
  • Gluten-Free: Puffed Amaranth is naturally gluten-free, making it an excellent food choice for those with gluten sensitivities or celiac disease.
  • Rich in Antioxidants: It contains antioxidants such as phenolic acids, which can help reduce inflammation and protect against chronic diseases.
  • Minerals: Puffed Amaranth is a good source of important minerals, including calcium, magnesium, and iron.
  • Versatile: Its neutral yet slightly nutty taste and light texture make it easy to incorporate into a wide range of dishes.

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