Q: What is Amaranth?
A: Amaranth is a member of the “goosefoot family” of plants, technically referred to as Chenopodiaeceae. Its kin includes quinoa, beets, Swiss chard and spinach. Amaranth’s closest cousin is the popular grain, quinoa. The two are often likened to cereal grains (oats, wheat, sorghum) due to their appearance, flavor and nutritional profile. In fact, amaranth is often eaten as a hot cereal. Read on for a scrumptious breakfast recipe and other ways to use the amazing amaranth. Read more →