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Learn more about amaranth / Free Resources

Clicks any of the links below to learn more about Amaranth and it's benefits.  1. The Superfood that could feed the world. 2. Amaranth: An Ancient Grain With Impressive Health Benefits  3. How to Cook Amaranth 4. 12 Healthy Ancient Grains  5. The anti-inflammatory effect of amaranth 6. Cholesterol-lowering properties of amaranth grain 7. Is amaranth safe to eat?  8. Amaranth Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits 9. How to make Popped Amaranth 10. Green Healthy Cooking Facebook Fanpage 11. Green Healthy Cooking Instagram 12. Various Amaranth Recipes   See for yourself the benefits and great taste of Amarathy. Grab a bag of popped amaranth right here

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All You Need To Know About Amaranth

Amaranth is a versatile and nutritious group of grains that has been cultivated for thousands of years. The name amaranth comes from the Greek amarantos, “one that does not wither,” or “the never-fading.” Amaranth grain has a long and colorful history in Mexico.  It was a major food crop of the Aztecs, and some have estimated amaranth was domesticated between 6,000 and 8,000 years ago. Annual grain tributes of amaranth to the Aztec emperor were common.  The Aztecs didn’t just grow and eat amaranth; they also used the grains as part of their religious practices.  Many ceremonies would include the creation of their god’s image that had been made from a combination of amaranth grains and nectar.  Once formed, the images...

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Health Benefits of Amaranth

Amaranth is a versatile and nutritious group of grains that has been cultivated for thousands of years. The name for amaranth comes from the Greek amarantos, “one that does not wither,” or “the never-fading.” Amaranth grain has a long and colorful history in Mexico. It was a major food crop of the Aztecs, and some have estimated amaranth was domesticated between 6,000 and 8,000 years ago. Annual grain tributes of amaranth to the Aztec emperor were common. The Aztecs didn’t just grow and eat amaranth; they also used the grains as part of their religious practices. Many ceremonies would include the creation of their god’s image that had been made from a combination of amaranth grains and nectar.  Once formed, the...

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Ancestral Mexican Superfood

The lacustrine landscape of Xochimilco constitutes the only remainder of traditional ground occupation in the lagoons of the Mexico City basin before the Spanish conquest. The Aztecs built Tenochtitlan on an island around 1325. Issues arose when the cities' constant expansion eventually caused them to run out of room to build. As the empire grew, more sources of food were required. At times this meant conquering more land; at other times it meant expanding the chinampa system. Chinampas is a type of Mesoamerican agriculture, invented by the Aztec civilization, which used small, rectangular areas of fertile arable land to grow crops and expand territory on the shallow lakebeds in the Valley of Mexico. This made Tenochtitlan a floating city, occupying...

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