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  • 7 tips to growing gluten-free amaranth flour from seed

    7 days ago - By NZ Life & Leisure

    It's your last chance to plant amaranth for seeds, and grow a low-maintenance, protein-rich food.
    Words: Jane Wrigglesworth
    Amaranth is not a true grain. It's a pseudo-cereal, used like quinoa and buckwheat, and is gluten-free.
    The seeds are rich in protein, soluble and insoluble dietary fibre, and essential fatty acids. They're a great source of vitamins B1, B2, B3, B9 and E, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, selenium and zinc.
    They also contain the amino acid lysine, which is low, or missing, from true grains.
    Amaranth seeds can be cooked like rice or porridge, popped like...
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