The Future of Amaranth – Uses, Cooking, and Sustainability

The Future of Amaranth – Uses, Cooking, and Sustainability

Amaranth ingredient is the rising star in superfood. The superstar. The A-list celebrity of ingredients. At VIVOTRIBE, it’s a central ingredient to many of the recipes we are developing.  We know that amaranth has a ton of great nutrients and a unique history. But it also has a ton of potential to make the world a better place.

The Amaranth as Ingredient

When we think about ingredients, we’re thinking about more than just a product. We believe in the value of the entire process – from the farm and the farmers who grow these crops to the land and its impact on our ecosystem.

Studies have predicted that amaranth has the power to feed 9 billion people by 2050 while saving valuable resources. How? It’s inexpensive and has been known to adapt to different environments, so it can grow with relatively little maintenance. Because it has nearly 30% more protein value than rice, wheat flour, and oats. It is able to sustain us with less.

Amaranth on its own is a versatile ingredient. It can be ground, puffed, and popped to be baked with, added to soups or mixed into yogurt. Additionally, amaranth leaves are edible and and be used in salad. It is known to have medicinal uses and can treat rashes and infections. The oil from the amaranth seed has fatty acids that can be used to keep your skin silky soft. amaranth ingredient

When amaranth grows, it produces a beautiful reddish flower which is often used for decorative purposes and even can be made into a red dye. Since it’s useful on many levels, there’s no doubt that amaranth can help guide us to a more sustainable, more eco-friendly diet and truly be a superfood of the future.