Food of the Week: Amaranth

7 May

Amaranth, very abundant in Mexico and a mayor crop of the Aztecs, is a super nutritious grain. It is gluten free and very rich in protein. Also a good source of calcium, iron, vitamins B, C, E, folate potassium and zinc.

Studies show that amaranth reduces high blood pressure and cholesterol. It’s beneficial for the lungs, the immune system and for pregnant women.

It can be eaten with fruit as a breakfast cereal, with vegetables or it can be added to pancakes, muffins or cookies.

Remember Eat Healthy, Be Happy!

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