Amaranth is considered a “wonder grain of the Incas”: In the early Mesoamerican culture, it was a sacred food for many indigenous peoples that was used in ritual ceremonies. For the Aztecs, Amaranth had more value than gold.
Botanically seen, amaranth is one of the fox tail plants. It is not a grain but a grain-like plant – a so-called Pseudocerialie. Its small seeds have a slightly sweet, mildly-nutty flavor, and are considered very nutritious. Amaranth is rich in calcium and iron, and contains valuable fatty acids and fibre. With 14 percent is also has a very high protein content and finally it is suitable for a gluten-free diet.
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