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Amaranth is still relatively obscure in many places these days. The seeds of the Amaranth perennial plant have been valued for thousands of years by the indigenous peoples of Mexico and Central America due to its beneficial diet and health properties. Some varieties of the plant are cultivated as both a leafy vegetable and a cereal grain, as well as for its essential oils. The entire Amaranth plant has many proven health benefits. While it has been exported all over the world these days, it is still primarily used and consumed in Central America.

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1. Protein Rich

Many grains are known to have a lot of protein in them. Amaranth is on the higher end of this spectrum. This makes it a valuable food source for those who consume it on a regular basis. It helps their bodies grow and operate with clean amounts of energy. Since the Amaranth is plant protein, it is healthier than most other proteins that are regularly consumed by humans. This creates better, longer lasting energy and metabolic functionality.

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