Amaranth may be one of the most nutritious grains in the world. It’s an ancient grain that is filled with antioxidants, minerals and fiber.
One study noted that the natural oils in Amaranth had the ability to lower LDL cholesterol levels in animals. Even better, the variety of Amaranth that is most commonly used in the U.S, has the highest levels of plant sterols in the oil. The sterols are responsible for its ability to lower LDL cholesterol levels.
Amaranth is also a great against osteoarthritis because it contains magnesium and calcium, which is needed to build up bone strength.
Amaranth can also lower our blood pressure when it’s eaten regularly. Click here for more info on the nutritional content.
One of the best ways to eat Amaranth is to pop it like popcorn. Put a skillet on medium heat and when it’s hot add 2 tablespoons of Amaranth and cover quickly (Note: You do not need to add any oil). It only takes about 10 seconds for it to start popping. Keep repeating the process until you have the amount you want.
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