The amaranth (Amaranthus caudatus) or KIWICHA contains the edible grains world’s smallest.. Its shape is rounded, slightly flattened, measuring from 1 to 1.5 mm in diameter and have different colors according to the variety to which they belong.
Amaranth grains contain between 13 and 18% protein and essential amino acids in contrast to other cereals that contain in their shell.
The major essential amino acids contained in the grains of AMARANTH are: Arginine, Lysine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Threonine, Valine, phenylalanine, histidine, tryptophan.
Also concentrate large proportions of minerals, so that nutritionists have even compared with the milk. For the small size of its grain it is known as the little giant for the ideal food for human diet.
Amaranth can be used in a wide range of dishes such as soups, desserts, drinks, chips, flour, also thanks to the wonderful versatility of transformation, the amaranth is demanded today as raw material in the baking industry, pastas, fortified mixes, etc., contributing to higher protein biological quality.
Amaranth has no gluten so it is advisable to feed people who can not tolerate gluten. The consumption of amaranth has no restrictions of any kind may be consumed by the general public.