Amaranth puffs are made by applying heat and pressure to organic whole amaranth grain. Amaranth is naturally free from gluten and these puffs have a mild toasted flavour. They add a delightful crunch to cereals, snacks and baking. They are also a nutritious addition to a stuffing mixture.
Amaranth was a dietary staple of the pre-Columbian Aztec empire, who believed it had supernatural powers and incorporated it into their religious ceremonies. This ancient crop was "lost" for hundreds of years, and only since the Sixties, following its rediscovery, has it been grown commercially from wild varieties found. Amaranth seed is an extremely nutritious grain, it's high in protein (15-18%) and contains lysine and methionine, two essential amino acids that are not frequently found in grains.
No GMO. Preservative-free.