Ceres Amaranth Puffs (organic, gluten free) - 150g
Description : This South American super crop has been cultivated for over 8000 years. It was a staple food of the ancient Aztecs, who believed that the grain had supernatural powers. Amaranth was deeply integrated in their religious practices and dominated their daily lives. Hence, upon conquering the Aztec nation, the Spanish conquistadors banned the cultivation of amaranth - deeming the practice un-Christian. But amaranth continued to grow wild, remaining nutritionally intact, and was since 'rediscovered' in the 1970's with the rise in health consciousness. Amaranth is a complete protein superhero, rich in lysine, copper, manganese, magnesium and phosphate. It is a great source of iron and calcium, and is naturally gluten-free. This tiny grain with a mild nutty flavour is well suited to adding to soups, stews and casseroles. It can also be popped, just like popcorn, to produce a delightful, nutritious snack or added to cereals and salads.