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Amaranth

Amaranthus Caudatus

Amaranth is a native grain that has an exceptional balance of protein, fat and carbohydrates, domesticated between 6,000 and 8,000 years ago by the Incas in South America, who depended on grain as a staple in their diets.

The nutritional composition of amaranth has deserved it to be considered one of the 36 vegetables with the greatest nutritional potential for humanity, due to its richness in minerals and proteins, its resistance to drought and its great agricultural yield.

Amaranth is an excellent source of amino acids, very useful for increasing the consumption of proteins of plant origin and obtaining many other valuable nutrients at the same time.

Production period from May to July, origin Ayacucho, Huancavelica, Junin, Cusco and Apurimac ( with 2000 - 2300 m.s.n.m. from the Andes of Peru.)

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Amaranth Grains

Scientific name: Amaranthus Caudatus.
Types: Organic & Conventional.
Variety: White.
Presentations: Bulk 10 Kg, 25 Kg, 1000Kg.
Packaging: 3 ply paper bag, polypropylene big bags.
Production Area: the Andes of Peru in the regions of Ayacucho, Huancavelica, Apurimac, Junin and Cuzco (2000 – 3200 m.a.s.l).
Harvest time: March-July.
Availability: All year.
Shelf life: 2 years stored under appropriate conditions.
Benefits: The organic product, 100% natural, of high nutritional value, contains essential amino acids for nutrition, contains calcium, its fiber compared to other cereals is very fine and soft. It does not contain gluten or cholesterol. Suitable for vegetarians, vegans, lacto-vegetarians.
Aplications: It is a product from which by-products for food use can be obtained; as well as using them in the preparation of soups, creams, stews, breads, salads and drinks. Ideal for children, adolescents, youth and adults.
Certifications: BRC, NOP, EOS, RTPO, JAS, ORGANICO BRASIL, ORGANICO MEXICO, NON-GMO, GLUTEN FREE, KOSHER, FAIR FOR LIFE.

Amaranth Pop

Scientific name: Amaranthus Caudatus.
Types: Organic & Conventional.
Presentations: Bags x 5.5 kg / Private Lavel.
Ingredients: 100% Amaranth pop.
Packaging: Paper bags three-layer with internal polyethylene.
Availability: All year.
Shelf life: 12 months stored under appropriate conditions.
Benefits: Amaranth pop is processed with controlled temperature to maintain its essential properties.
Certifications: Organic (NOP,EU,JAS), Kosher, Gluten-free.
Applications: baking industry, biscuits, granola, cereal mix.

Amaranth Flakes

Scientific name: Amaranthus Caudatus.
Types: Organic & Conventional (Precooked and Raw).
Presentations: Bags x 12.5 kg (27.5 lb) / Private Label.
Packaging: Paper bags three-layer with internal polyethylene.
Availability: All year.
Shelf life: 15 months stored under appropriate conditions.
Benefits: Amaranth is a protein powerhouse and rich in lysine that is not found in many grains and is vital for building muscle protein and help the body function. It also contains fiber, minerals and vitamins.
Certifications: Organic (NOP,EU,JAS), Kosher, Gluten-free.
Applications: Organic amaranth flakes are simply amaranth that has been rolled into a very thin flake. Used commonly to prepare breakfast, mixed with yogurt and fruits.

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