1 kg Amaranth seeds (Amaranthus). 5-7 days to germinate.(Germ rate on this lot #183505 is 77%)
Amaranth, a pseudo-grain, was a staple food source for the Aztecs & Incas. Amaranth seeds are a great addition to emergency home food bulk storage. These Amaranth seeds are tested for microbes and are certified organic.
Amaranth is commonly used as a gluten-free grain substitute and is very similar to quinoa. Amaranth can be popped like popcorn, used as the base for a breakfast porridge and grain bowls, or added into soups. Amaranth seeds can be ground into a flour for a gluten-free flour substitute. It can be milled or used in a similar manner to rice. It is said to have qualities which are helpful to those with celiac disease. Use two parts water to one part amaranth. Simmer for 15 minutes. Amaranth seeds and amaranth sprouts are an excellent source of fiber and are rich in vitamins and minerals.