Gluten Free Porridge Amaranth Flakes are vegan and do not contain any added sugar or salt.
We can consider amaranth as a supergrain and even the Aztecs referred to it as a wonder grain. Amaranth flakes can become your new gluten free porridge alternative to enjoy mornings.
Even though amaranth is not technically a grain like rice or wheat, its flowers have thousands of grain-like buds. Because of these buds, this plant often falls into the grain category. Truly, amaranth is more related to spinach and beets than wheat.
Amaranth is very high is fibres, vitamins and minerals and it is gluten free. Therefore, amaranth flakes can be an excellent substitute for oat flakes for people who suffer from gluten intolerance or just decided to follow a gluten free or vegan diet even in a gluten free porridge.
Amaranth Flakes are suitable for making a nice cup of creamy gluten free porridge or even add to soups for texture. You can also mix it with grains and add it your breakfast muesli. Moreover, you can add amaranth flakes to bread, cookies or cakes just like you would use oat flakes.
Some of the significant health benefits of Amaranth Flakes:
• great source of nutrition as it’s high in fibres, minerals, vitamins
• high in lysine, which is an important amino acid
• good source of protein
• gluten free and vegan
• contains a high level of iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium, phosphorus
• the only ‘grain’ which contains vitamin C