Native to Peru, Amaranth was cultivated by the Aztecs as a major food crop. It is thought to have been domesticated somewhere between 6,000 to 8,000 years ago and was used as not only a major food staple, the Aztecs built statues of their deities using Amaranth and honey. These statues were worshipped before being broken and distributed for eating.
Amaranth is enjoying a resurgence in popularity due to its gluten free status and many health benefits. It is high in protein - including the essential amino acid "lysine", high in calcium and many other vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It is particularly easy on the digestive system and as such is traditionally given to patients recovering from illness or to those coming off fasts.
Amaranth Flour makes a wonderfully healthy alternative to regular flours, with its distinct nutty flavour it will enhance the taste of your favourite recipes.