Amaranth, medicinal crops

October 3, 2013

Amaranth, medicinal crops

Amaranth ancient grain is widely disseminate in the territory of the United States and Asia.
This nutritious cereal breeder more than 8,000 years and was a great part of the rituals of Native Americans.
Its name means immortality.

Amaranth Fullgrown

Is similar in appearance to the millet and grain which is located at the top of the food pyramid
because it is a superior for its nutritive value compared to all other cereals.
Amaranth represents an excellent source of protein (contains more proteins than most other grains).
Also contains twice more easily usless calcium than milk, three times more fiber than wheat plant.
In addition, it represents an excellent source of iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium,
vitamins as A, B2, B6, folic acid (B9) Vitamin E, C and K.
Amaranth does not contain gluten.

The health benefits by using amaranth in food are large.
Due to its composition, amaranth can assist in the regulation of cholesterol and blood pressure.
Reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, helps in malnutrition and anemia,’s stronger bones.
It help`s in organism rejuvenates, strengthens immunity but also has reduced and the advancement of the risk of certain types of cancer.

The level of iron which has contains helps in the strengthening of the blood , and low levels of calcium.
Phosphorus and other minerals is excellent for improving the growth of the bone in children and for those who want to import the calcium completely natural way.
Amaranth is an excellent grain for pregnant women because it is contains a considerable amount of folate acid so as to protect the health of the fetus.

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Nutritional value in 100 grams of amaranth:

Energy value of 374 kcal
Carbohydrate 65 g
14:45 g protein
Fat 6.5 g
Dietary fiber 15.2 g
0.1 mg of vitamin B1, vitamin B2 0.21gr, folic acid (vitamin B9) 82mcg,
Iron 7.59 mg, 366 mg potassium, 153 mg calcium, phosphorus 455 mg, magnesium 266 mg, zinc 3:18 mg

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