Ancient Grains nutrient-rich grains unchanged over the last several hundred years.
What Ancient Grains Offer Your Health
Amaranth – Nutty and toasted flavor
Gluten free, high fiber
Nutrients: Protein, calcium, manganese, zinc, phosphorus and iron.
Rich in macronutrients, micronutrients and essential amino acids, particularly lysine.
antioxidant and anti-inflammatory
Health: Lower Cholesterol, Reduce Inflammation
A major food for the Aztecs
Millet – high magnesium
Kamut – Richer in polyphenols, fatty acids and minerals like selenium
Quinoa – phytohormones
Teff – iron, calcium
Farro – rich in protein
Freekeh – High protein, rich in minerals iron, calcium, and zinc
Buckwheat – gluten-free, high rutin /quercetin
Ancient Grain Research
Iron, zinc and calcium dialyzability from extruded product based on whole grain amaranth (Amaranthus caudatus and Amaranthus cruentus) and amaranth/Zea mays blends.
State of knowledge on amaranth grain: a comprehensive review
Emerging opportunities in exploring the nutritional/functional value of amaranth
Phytochemicals in quinoa and amaranth grains and their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and potential health beneficial effects: a review.
USDA National Nutrient Database Amaranth