Friday, February 20, 2015

Roasted Puffed Amaranth With Strawberry, Dates and Walnuts

Let me introduce you to a cereal that is so rich in nutritional requirements and still unknown by most.
Its commonly eaten in India as Rajgira Chikki, something I have been eating since childhood unaware of its health benefits, its just recently when Malshri Aunty, the owner a store called Bake Heaven which is truly a heaven for all health conscious people as they have the best and latest health products, asked me if I could find a way to eat this Rajgira in a simpler form, its then that I ran a search on it and was astounded on discovering what a powerhouse of nutrition this cereal is!

  • It is naturally glutten free, easily digestible and good for both young ones and elders as it contains high dietary fiber content (3 times that of wheat) improve digestive health and reduces constipation and  provides energy as it is highly packed with carbohydrates, proteins, vitamin K, folate, riboflavin, vitamin A, vitamin B6, and vitamin C. 
  • Amaranth has the highest calcium content among cereals and is rich in iron and Vitamin B-17.
  • Amaranth contains between "75% and 87%" of total human nutritional requirements.
  • It provides a high quality proteinm with a nearly perfect balance of essential amino acids, including abundant lysine and methionine which is not found in most grains.
  • Amaranth helps prevent premature graying, mainly due to the minerals.
  • Amaranth also aids in weight management.
  • Amaranth is good for your Heart.  
  • This tiny-but-powerful food has some similarities to quinoa — both are good protein sources and are naturally gluten-free — but it also boasts some impressive nutritional stats of its own. It’s Actually A Seed: Like quinoa, amaranth is not technically a grain but is the seed of the amaranth plant. One plant can produce up to 60,000 seeds.

It’s A Great Breakfast Option, a must have on a daily basis for a healthy life!

Roasted Puffed Amaranth

I was wondering how to have this on a daily basis without much fuss of cooking,
its then that I gave a
try, I roasted the raw puffed Amaranth in a kadhai, you can use a non stick pan or a skillet.

Cook it on a slow flame till it turns brownish and keep stirring it or else it will get burnt.

After cooking this, I put it into a bowl and added strawberries, walnuts and black seedless dates. And then mixed them. So simple!

Warm puffed amaranth when mixed with the above contents gets a nice taste.

Have it with a hot cup of milk!

The best part about this breakfast meal is that it has no artificial flavors and preservatives, everything is natural and extremely healthy and tasty :)

Be Healthy Be Happy :)

No comments:

Post a Comment

Savskitchen Grams