Is Amaranth good for the gut?

Chef's answer
Amaranth provides gluten-free protein, which can be consumed even by people with health conditions such as gluten allergy or celiac disease. Good for gut health: Both the seeds and leaves are rich in fiber. Fiber aids in digestion, prevents constipation and maintains gut health.Dec 8, 2020
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Why was Amaranth banned? Since 1976 Amaranth dye has been banned in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a suspected carcinogen. Its use is still legal in some countries, notably in the United Kingdom where it is most commonly used to give Glace cherries their distinctive color.May 10, 2020
Cooked amaranth retains a bit of crunch but is soft on the inside. Cook the porridge with either milk (any, though I do not recommend coconut milk as it's very calorific) or water (or try a bit of both). Adjust the amount of liquid to get the consistency you want.May 23, 2016
When cooked with another grain, such as brown rice, amaranth doesn't overwhelm with its sticky consistency but adds a nutty sweetness. Use a ratio of 1/4 cup amaranth to 3/4 cup other grain and cook as usual. Added to soups and stews. Take advantage of amaranth's gelatinous quality and use it to thicken soup.Sep 25, 2008
Since 1976 Amaranth dye has been banned in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a suspected carcinogen.
We can't digest raw amaranth. It's like eating raw rice or raw beans. It'll pass right through our digestive tract without change. It's necessary to either cook it or puff it so we can digest it and enjoy the benefits of this amazing superfood.Nov 29, 2017
Several studies have found that amaranth could have an anti-inflammatory effect in the body.Jan 6, 2018
Nutritional Value First, amaranth contains slightly more protein than quinoa, with 9 grams of protein in a 1--cup serving, compared to quinoa's 8 grams. ... The quality of protein in both amaranth and quinoa is also better than most whole grains that are low in the amino acid lysine.Feb 1, 2018
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