Kitchen Garden Amaranth is:
- Certified organic
- A source of the amino acid lysine
- High in protein
- Higher in fibre than other gluten-free grains
- Easy to digest
- Filling & satisfying
- Rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids
- A great source of B vitamins
- A source of magnesium, phosphorus & potassium
Did You Know? The word amaranth means “everlasting” in Greek; a fitting name since this tiny seed has stood the test of time, from ancient civilisations to present day!
Why sprout your amaranth?
- Fast germination time, easy to sprout
- Cost-effective; a small amount of seeds gives you a high yield
- Can be done all year round
- Boosts the grain’s nutritional value
- Improves the grain’s alkalising properties
- Makes the grain easier to digest & the nutrients easier to absorb
- Sprouts are amazing “medicinal” foods
Suitable for sprouting and general consumption.
Recipe for Gluten-Free Amaranth Fritters:
- 1 cup sprouted amaranth grain
- 1½ cups vegetable broth
- 2Tbsp onion, diced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- ½tsp sea salt
- 1 egg
- 2Tbsp gluten-free all-purpose flour
- 1Tbsp basil, chopped
- Olive oil for frying
- Simmer the amaranth, broth, onion, garlic & salt in a saucepan. Cover & reduce heat to low. Cook until all liquid is absorbed (about 40 minutes). Leave the mixture to cool.
- Once the amaranth mixture has cooled, add the egg, flour & chopped basil. Mix well.
- Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a skillet. Drop 2Tbsp of the amaranth batter per serving into the hot oil. Cook & turn until golden-brown on both sides.
- Remove the fritters from the oil & drain the excess oil on paper towels. Serve these delicious crispy fritters with tomato sauce or salsa!
Please Note: This product consists of the sprouting seeds only; sprouting jars & stand are not included. You will need a full standard sprouting kit to grow your seeds.
- Amaranth is not recommended for sprouting in jars. Grow on a sprouting mat, with regular misting.
- Keep your growing sprouts in natural light but never in direct sunlight. Rinse your seeds 2-3 times a day in cool water. The water should be rinsed clear.
- Harvest within 2-3 days of the “tails” and/or greenery appearing from the seeds.
- Drain the sprouts well & leave 2-4 hours to dry, before transferring to an airtight, covered storage container.
- Enjoy your sprouts in 3-7 days; keep them refrigerated in an airtight container. Start sprouting new seeds every 2- 3 days for a continuous, fresh supply.
- Never eat sprouts that have started to smell bad.
- Always wash your containers thoroughly between plantings.
- Remove any broken or damaged seeds before you start sprouting.
- Double rinsing is recommended for beans & legumes.
- Never eat sprouted soy beans with brown spots.
- Unsprouted seeds should be stored in an airtight container in a cupboard. The germination life of seeds is generally 2-5 years.
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