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Health Benefits - Vitamins and Minerals in Amaranth


Amaranth is the seed of the Amaranth plant, with very high nutritional content. This seed is an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, Amino acids and fiber and is absolutely gluten free. Although very popular across the world, these seeds are yet to find a place in the diets of western people.

Health Benefits of Amaranth
  • Amaranth contain cholesterol lowering compounds and can naturally remove the bad cholesterol form your body. These are excellent additions to heart healthy diets.
  • It will support your immune system, lower your blood pressure, level out your glucose, it is very digestible, and it tastes great
  • Amaranth also contains lots of great minerals including, manganese, potassium, iron, phosphorus, copper, calcium, and it also has 30% more protein than most grains.
  • It is low in calories and also has the ability to lower your hunger and help you lose weight.
Amount
  • 100 grams of cooked amaranth contain   2.1 grams dietary fiber.
Protein  -  3.8 grams

Calories  102

Minerals Contained

  • Potassium - 93 mg
  • Phosphorus - 54 mg
  • Calcium - 11 mg
  • Magnesium - 22 mg
  • Iron - 1.33 mg
  • Sodium - 3 mg
  • Manganese - 0.259 mg
  • Zinc - 0.82 mg
  • Copper - 0.105 mg
  • Selenium - 8.6 mcg
  • Also contains trace amounts of other minerals.
Vitamins Contained
  • Vitamin B1 (thiamine) - 0.083 mg
  • Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) - 0.062 mg
  • Niacin - 2.063 mg
  • Pantothenic Acid - 0.135 mg
  • Vitamin B6 - 0.115 mg
  • Folate - 16 mcg
  • Vitamin A - 7 IU
  • Vitamin E - 0.01 mg
  • Vitamin K - 0.8 mcg
  • Contains some other vitamins in small amounts. 

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