Amaranth

Amaranth Facts:

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Cup - Cooked
Servings Per Container 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 251 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 15mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 15%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 0g
Protein 9g

Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 12%
Iron 29%
Vitamin E 2%
Thiamin 2%
Riboflavin 3%
Niacin 3%
Vitamin B6 14%
Folate 14%
Magnesium 40%
Phosphorus 36%
Potassium 9%
Zinc 14%
Copper 18%
Manganese 105%
Selenium 19%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

PQ (Protein Quality) x PDCAAS (Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score) - N/A

 

 

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Potential Health Benefits

  • powerful bone & joint health boost
  • cardiovascular system health boost
  • muscle relaxation & overall mood boost
  • enhanced immune system function
  • cholesterol lowering properties
  • digestive system health boost
  • anti-inflammatory properties
  • anti-cancer properties
  • energy boost

 

Potential Athletic Benefits

  • Superior source of complex carbohydrates for sustained long-term energy demands.
  • Increase bone and joint health and integrity for high volume training regimens.

Glycemic Index Rank

61 out of 100

RankValue
Intermediate Glycemic Between 55 and 70

Food Sensitivity Rank

<1 to 1 ratio

RankValue
Low for Fructose Sensitivity less than 1 (fructose to glucose ratio)

Amaranth is one of the oldest grains grown throughout history for its high content of complex carbohydrates, protein, and dietary fiber, however, ancient Aztecs would not have known this. Amaranth is still cultivated today for many uses in flour products and also for normal consumption. It can benefit our digestive tract, lower cholesterol, and make for an excellent source of complex carbohydrates which is essential for energy production. However, amaranth must be consumed in moderation for certain medical conditions like gout, kidney disorders, and arthritis due to its intermediate levels of oxalate.

Fresh Homemade Amaranth Flour
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Amaranth and Vegetable Stir Fry
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Fresh Amaranth Pancakes
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betacyanins

are active phenol antioxidants that are found primarily in swiss chard, cactus, and amaranth. They may benefit the body by helping to slow the growth of cancer, helping to promote digestive health, and also act as powerful free radical scavengers (antioxidants).
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Sources include: USDA

***All-Body Fitness takes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information provided above. Please contact a medical doctor or a registered dietitian for nutrition advice.

 

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