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All About Amaranth


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Amaranth is a broad-leafed plant which produces multi-headed flowerets containing grain-like seed of extremely high nutritional value. The tiny seeds are a creamy tan in color and are about 1/32? in diameter. Each plant produces 40,000-60,000 seeds. The amaranth seeds are used in their whole grain form, milled into flour or puffed into miniature kernels. Amaranth is a beneficial or neutral for all blood types, with the exception of type B secretors for whom it is an avoid.


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The main problem I have with amaranth is trying to find it to purchase!  There is one health food store in the town nearest to where I live and they might have some, but none of the regular grocery stores has it even though Kroger stocks most of the other Bob's Red Mill specialty flours.  

I could buy it from Amazon but it would take me years and years to use a whole case of it!  Might wind up having to buy the whole grain and grind it myself in my Vita Mix grain container.  


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I always buy the whole grain instead of amaranth flour.  It is what is normally available.


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Thanks. The flour is probably better also when you grind it yourself!

And I think popping it would be fun - several videos on You Tube on how to do it.  If I ever get back to making my own fruit and nut bars the puffed amaranth would be a great addition.


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There is no doubt that amaranth is better freshly ground. The groceries here won't even carry amaranth flour anymore because it tastes so awful when it isn't fresh! I make muffins with it and have one nearly every day. Delicious! I think garlic powder makes a good match for amaranth.


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Thanks, spring!  I will definitely go for the whole grain now.  


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Quoted from ginnyTN
The main problem I have with amaranth is trying to find it to purchase!  There is one health food store in the town nearest to where I live and they might have some, but none of the regular grocery stores has it even though Kroger stocks most of the other Bob's Red Mill specialty flours.  

I could buy it from Amazon but it would take me years and years to use a whole case of it!  Might wind up having to buy the whole grain and grind it myself in my Vita Mix grain container.  


BD found the site Soap.com  I believe there are 5 companies on there. you can ordered from any and the collective amount is one purchase  $30 and you get free shipping. Red Mill is one of the company. Maybe you can find it there. I haven't looked for it. I do know the rice cereal is cheaper than I can get here. It's a larger bag.


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The natural foods store in the town closest to us DID have the whole grain amaranth, and at a very good price.

I took a 2# bag to the counter and the lady asked what I was going to do with it.  I said, "I'm going to play with it!"   She got a kick out of that.  Then I told her about how you can pop it and she thought that was super neat.  We had a fun visit until other customers needed her attention.  

SO today I ground a cup of the raw whole amaranth into fine flour and made crackers.  OH GLORY BE!  I have now found my replacement for the Beanitos brand chips that contain 2 avoids.  The only problems are that they are a lot of work (mostly kneading) and that my hubby likes them as much as I do  

I may spend my remaining years of life mostly in the kitchen..........

...like I did decades ago when all my kids were living at home.


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Quoted from ginnyTN
The natural foods store in the town closest to us DID have the whole grain amaranth, and at a very good price.

I took a 2# bag to the counter and the lady asked what I was going to do with it.  I said, "I'm going to play with it!"   She got a kick out of that.  Then I told her about how you can pop it and she thought that was super neat.  We had a fun visit until other customers needed her attention.  

SO today I ground a cup of the raw whole amaranth into fine flour and made crackers.  OH GLORY BE!  I have now found my replacement for the Beanitos brand chips that contain 2 avoids.  The only problems are that they are a lot of work (mostly kneading) and that my hubby likes them as much as I do  

I may spend my remaining years of life mostly in the kitchen..........

...like I did decades ago when all my kids were living at home.


Recipe please?



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I may spend my remaining years of life mostly in the kitchen..........

...like I did decades ago when all my kids were living at home.

Hopefully they will be long, healthy years with lots of companionship from hubby!


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Thank you, ABJoe!  

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md:  the recipe is here:

http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/recipedepictor7x.cgi?454

EXCEPT:  2 tsp. salt is excessive.  I used 1 tsp and they are more than plenty salty!

I used macadamia nut oil.  I will NOT use olive oil in cooking because it is too delicate.  You could also use sesame oil if you like a really strong sesame taste - or rice bran oil or grape seed oil or walnut oil.  

I also used frozen chives from my garden instead of the dried ones.  

I added the oil to the flour and mixed it very well, then added the water a little at a time and began kneading when the mixture was still pretty dry feeling.  It took a LOT of kneading.  

THEN instead of rolling the individual rounds on a flour dusted board, I put a drop or two more oil on each one to roll them out because that is what was done on an Indian papadum recipe video I saw and it sounded like a good idea.  Suit yourself on how to roll them.  

Happy cracker making..........


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Thanks!


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