Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Day 122- Nutrition Bite

Amaranth has high nutritional value and an ability to thrive in during droughts and in poor soil. Amaranth is high in protein and calcium and is helpful for those with elevated nutritional needs such as women, infants, children, and heavy laborers. Amaranth is high in lysine and amino acid. If combined with a low-lysine grain, you will receive a high amino-acid/protein profile--an even higher profile than meats.

Sugar Preacher's Experience
I don't believe I've tried amaranth. However, I remember being introduced to this grain at a workshop. The speaker said he cooks a pan a week and stores it in the refrigerator. He then sneaks amaranth into his children's meals. Well, I am definitely going to add more amaranth to my diet especially after learning the nutritional value.

2 comments:

Rando Richard said...
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Rando Richard said...

Hi Erin,
Rebecca’s family has been doing a long email thread about grains and gluten free diets, esp. how it relates to Section 89. One family member indicated that today’s wheat grains are a far cry from those of 200-300 years ago, but that spelt is the way to go instead.
Also, which do you think is better: quinoa or amaranth?