Amaranth: An Ancient Whole Grain from Mexico
R. López-García. Logre International Food Science Consulting, Mexico City, Mexico. Cereal Foods World 53(3):155-156.
Whole grains are constantly in the headlines, and there is mounting scientific evidence of the beneficial effects of their inclusion in the diet. This definition involves several foods that commonly include oatmeal, brown rice, whole grain barley, whole wheat flour, whole grain cornmeal, popcorn, whole rye, wild rice, buckwheat, triticale, bulgur or cracked wheat, millet, quinoa, and sorghum. However, it also includes other less common whole grains such as amaranth, emmer, farro, spelt, and wheat berries. Of all of these grains, amaranth stands out for its storied history and for the unique health benefits it provides.