20110909

Again Amaranth

I've had a couple of false starts with amaranth. I usually set out with the intention of bringing all the way to the table. In the past distractions and other harvest season chores took precedent. Here goes. . . I've selected a few beautiful red amaranth flower heads that I placed in a bag and hung upside down so as to catch the seeds. I was surprised to learn that it is the seed that's edible, not the whole flower head made up of many grain like small flowers. Here's what I've gathered on it's uses. Recipes are welcome if you got em!

  1. Amaranth seeds can be grained in a mill and used as flour.
  2. They can be popped into a nutty pop corn like snack
  3. They can be roasted
  4. They can be cooked
  5. Or sprouted
  6. Added to a stir-fry.
  7. Used as a thickening agent
  8. Made into a porridge.
  9. Bioled seeds make a repalcement for rice, pasta or couscous

3 comments:

Bosque said...

Seeds, leaves, roots, stalk - the whole thing is edible and super good for you. :)

"The worlds forgotten boy." said...

Do you know if you can buy the seeds online? How well would this grow? I have a family member with Coeliac disease and misses couscous

Wendy Jehanara Tremayne said...

a google search should get you to a seed source.