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Amaranth

AmaranthAmaranth is not a true cereal grain at all, but is a relative of the pigweeds.  It comes from South America where it was cultivated by the Aztecs.  It’s grown for its seeds (grain) and its leaves that can be cooked and eaten as greens. The grain is high in protein, particularly the amino acid lysine which is limited in the true cereal grains.  The grains can be milled as-is, or the seeds can be toasted to provide more flavor.  The flour lacks gluten, so it’s not suited for raised breads, but can be made into any of a number of flat breads.  …

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