In some areas of Mexico, grain amaranth grows as a food crop, but it also grows in areas such as India. Beside amaranth grains, there is amaranth grains and oil. Amaranth oil is extracted from the amaranth grains that have many commercial uses.
Amaranth Grain Origin
Different species of the amaranth that is being cultivated in grains has an old history of 8000 years. The plants of the amaranth are considered as the pseudocereals that are being grown for their starchy seeds. But they can’t be put into the classification of a family of cereal like rice and wheat. Different species of the amaranth such as Amaranthus cruentus L, Amaranthus hypochondriacus L, and Amaranthus caudatus L are still used as a grain. The crops of the amaranth grain are comparable to the maize or rice.
The amaranth grain has a smooth texture, which is slightly earthy and nutty. However, if we look precisely, amaranth is not a grain; it is a seed that is gluten-free naturally. It is a delicious organically grown food and a versatile and wholesome addition in your breakfast menu. At the times of festivals, it is also used to make candy, known as alegría. Right now, most of the amaranth grain produced are sold in health and food shops.
How to use Amaranth Grains
Aztecs used the amaranth for tortillas, atole, and tamales. Moreover, they also use these grains, maize, and agave to form the shapes of their gods in their holy month of Huitzilopochtli. When the seed of the amaranth is toasted, it pops like popcorn. It can also be grounded in the flour so that it can be used to make noodles, bread, and a good substitute for the flour. You can make a delicious addition to the sandwiches and salads by sprouting the amaranth sprouts.
You can also cook the grains of the amaranth in place of bulk grains as rice and add them to your favourite dishes. Amaranth is also very popular for adding it to your breakfast like oatmeal.
Amaranth Grains Wholesale
NutriBoost is a wholesale company for Amaranth Grains. Hence, this item is available in bulk and private label to our clients. The minimum order quantity starts at 20 kilogram.