Friday, April 15, 2011

Amaranth - Power Substitute Rice, Porridge, Congee

Amaranth, similar to quinoa, contain essential amino acids that are nearly complete for plant-based protein - those essential amino acids that our body can't make and needs to get through food.


Most fruits and vegetables do not contain a complete set of amino acids (in proteins), thus make sure you eat an extensive range of vegetables, fruits, legumes, grains and seeds, especially when you are a vegetarian.

Another power congee of mine: red quinoa, amaranth, lentils, green beans. Amaranth is high in fiber and nutrient-rich, with a high concentration of lysine, an essential amino acid - makes it a complete protein.

I really enjoy experimenting grains and seeds from the bulk bins. That is when I can buy just the quantity I want to get my taste buds excited - and just in case, my taste buds are not, nothing is wasted!

 


Another option for grains (seeds) to be shared with folks at Weekend Herb Blogging - WHB#279 (April 11th to April 17th) with our host, Anh, from A Food Lover's Journey



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