PLANT FOOD FACTS ~ Amaranth

Amaranth (espaƱol: amaranto) is a pseudocereal grown for its edible starchy seeds; it is not in the same botanical family as true cereals such as wheat and rice. Amaranth can be boiled and eaten as a cereal like oatmeal or added to granola and many other dishes. It must be cooked in order to be digested. Amaranth, which is gluten-free, is a good source of fiber, protein, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus and iron.

1 cup (246 g) cooked amaranth provides
calories 250
carbohydrates 46 g
copper 18% DV
fat 5.2g
iron 29%DV
magnesium 40%DV
manganese 105% DV
phosphorous 36%DV
protein 9.3g
selenium 19%DV
SOURCES: WIKIPEDIA / HEALTHLINE