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Amaranth Grain Organic, 500g


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Amaranth Grain Organic, 500g

Organic Amaranth is high in protein and mineral content. Use as an alternative to rice, quinoa, cous-cous or pasta. Can also be used in puddings. Cooks in a similar way to rice or quinoa. Serve with curries or mixed into salads.

Amaranth is typically used as an alternative to rice, and served in a similar manner. It's considered a "superfood" because of its high protein and mineral content, though we mainly like it because it's tasty! It's a very versatile grain and can even be used in puddings.

Directions
Cook in a similar way to how you would cook rice. Use one cup of amaranth per person. Place the amaranth in a saucepan and cover with boiling water (around 2cm above the level of the grain). Cover the saucepan with a lid, bring to the boil then reduce the heat and allow to simmer for 10 minutes or until the mixture is moist but the water has stopped bubbling. Then turn the heat completely down and allow to steam for a further 5-10 minutes.

Health Benefits of Organic Amaranth
Amaranth means “immortal” or “everlasting” in Greek because it contains more than three times the average amount of calcium and is also high in iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and it is the only grain which contains Vitamin C. Amaranth also has far more lysine, an essential amino acid, which the body does not manufacture, compared to other grains. Lysine is needed to metabolise fatty acids, absorb calcium, and is essential for strong, thick hair.

Amaranth also reduces one’s risk of osteoporosis, because it has twice the amount of calcium as cow's milk. It is also full of antioxidants, vitamin C, E, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium, which are necessary for overall health.

Ingredients

100% Organic Amaranth Grain
Nutritional values per
Energy value 1476 kJ / 353 kcal
Total Fat 0,6 g
- Saturated Fat 0,1 g
Carbohydrates 71,7 g
- of which sugar 0,6 g
Fibre 2,1 g
Protein 7,4 g
Salt 0,0 g
Bohlsener Mühle

Bohlsener Mühle

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Bohlsen is one of the very old mill sites in Lower Saxony. The documentary confirmed history of water mill dates back to the 13th century. The overall concept of Bohlsener mill is focused on sustainability. As organically producing natural food manufacturer has a great environmental importance. Our goal is to build an environmentally friendly company that produces regional and therefore controllable products. The promotion of organic farming and thus promoting the preservation of peasant farms, the use of a mean, ie manageable, but modern, energy-efficient and flexible technology, the use of water power, and energy supply from renewable energies are a fundamental requirement on ourselves, our medium-term goal is to become a CO2-neutral operation. We are active in the region in various social projects, environmental associations and federations as well as for the preservation and development of the region in which we work and in the lives of the majority of our employees. We maintain an open, respectful corporate culture that focuses on the people at the center and creates trust. Motivated employees are instrumental in the success of the company and form the technical capital. We are convinced that only a sustainable economy will be successful in the future.

GMO Statement

Organic products are produced without genetic engineering. The use of genetically modified organisms or their derivatives is prohibited in organic farming and processing and contradicts the self-understanding of the organic industry.