Amaranth – Cereal of the Gods

Protein, calcium, iron, fiber, B5, and B6 are just a few of the powerful nutrients in this seed/grain and it can grow anywhere in the world with little water.  It has been cultivated for more than 8000 years, and it is also gluten free.

The simplest way to eat this grain is as a morning hot cereal.  My mother-in-law once called amaranth white poppy seeds, which makes sense because they are just as tiny.  She introduced me to amaranth as an ingredient of one of her savory chicken curries.  She soaked them overnight, and then pureed them before putting them into the sauce as a delicious, powerfully nutritious thickener.

One cup of cooked amaranth makes up one serving, and it will fill you up completely.  For a child, one half of a cup will suffice.

How To Cook Amaranth Cereal

Makes one serving

  1. Place 1/4 cup amaranth and 3/4 cup water into a pot
  2. Add a pinch of Salt
  3. Add 1 teaspoon brown sugar (optional)
  4. Cook on medium for 20 minutes
  5. Remove from heat
  6. Puree in blender (optional)
  7. Serve in a bowl