Excellent Source of Fiber. Certified Organic. Whole Grain. Kosher. Whole Grain Amaranth is an ancient "grain" that is an excellent source of fiber. And being thousands of years old doesn't keep this "grain" from combining with other ingredients to create delicious flavorful soups breads and even dressings.
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Rating breakdown22 reviews
22 out of 22(100%)customers recommend this product.
"This is a little more "grainy" then grits but a lot more nutritional value. Mine came out creamy when I added seaweed to the batch. 1/3 Amaranth grain 2/3 water. I can't wait to try it as "popcorn"! I do not have another brand to compare it with, nor have I every tasted amaranth from another's cooking. But I have enjoyed this grain and will continue to use it.
"If you know what amaranth tastes like, then I definitely recommend. If you like trying out a different non-gluten healthy grain, then I definitely recommend.
Try it in some soups or hide it with some other grains - like homemade granola or crackers. It does have a nutty taste, yes, but also this odd stringent, bitter flavor that rises to the roof of the mouth.
Plus, the grains are super tiny! Smaller than chia seeds."
"A generous amount of Amaranth flour is essential to making good gluten free bread. The grain is cheaper than the flour and a VitaMix makes flour of it in short order. Amaranth is an extremely nourishing flour and has been used for generations to provide protein in the diet."
"I cook amaranth on the stove top and add coconut milk to make an easy and delicious (and warm in the winter) whole grain cereal. Sometimes I cook quinoa or steel cuts oats with the amaranth for a whole grain cereal variety. I no longer eat any of the processed cereals that come in a box in the grocery store after finding this product. Vitacost has been very reliable with shipping orders accurately and promptly and with maintaining customer satisfaction."
"This is a fine quality product, the only reason I gave it only 4 stars is because I think the directions on the back are a misprint. I couldn't figure out why my amaranth always came out like a goopy and runny soup even though I followed the directions "to a t". Then I asked the advice of a friend on facebook and she gave me a recipe that uses 2/3s less the amount of water than it says on this package. So that is something they need to take a look at. They might be turning off a lot of people to amaranth altogether by this misprint! I.e. someone who has never had it before and makes it according to the directions on this package is going to be really disappointed..."