One such find was Amaranth grain. Nutty and tasty and can be easily used in place of rice. It is the seed of a variety of Amaranth plant which has bright red flowers. The variety of Amaranth that is most familiar to us is the perhaps with the tiny black seeds. I am not sure if they are used the same way as the white seeds.
Amaranth grains are gluten free. It is eaten during fasting in Northern India. I is an ancient grain and was the staple food of the Aztecs. It grows even in poor soil and spreads like weed.
Amaranth grain when cooked has a bright sheen. Check this link for the beautiful flower.
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