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Amaranth Breakfast Bowl

Amaranth Breakfast BowlAre you tired of oatmeal for your morning hot breakfast cereal? Wanna try something new? How about our NEW Amaranth Breakfast Bowl!

You may be asking yourself, “what’s amaranth?” Good question! Amaranth may be new to some of you so here we go.

Amaranth is a whole grain popular in Central and South American countries and other developing countries around the world. It’s only recently becoming better known here in the United States. According to the Whole Grain Council website, “Amaranth contains more than three times the average amount of calcium and is also high in iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium.” It also has more protein than most other grains. Not to mention that it’s perfect for gluten-free diets.

If you are wondering about the texture, unlike standard (and even steel-cut) oatmeal which can be a little soggy and mushy, amaranth is more like grits, cream of wheat or quinoa. It’s a little grain that slightly “pops” which gives it a bright texture.

What about taste? There’s really no distinct taste, except when you add yummy fresh or dried fruit and honey to the cereal. Amaranth is great that way, you can have a different flavor depending on how you dress it up.

So if you want something new that’s packed full of nutrients, give our Amaranth Breakfast Bowl a try!

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