Organic amaranth rajgira millet has a rich history as one of the staple foods for the Inca, Maya, and Aztec civilizations. Moreover, it is a highly nutritious grain with some impressive health benefits (25Trusted Source).
A 2014 test-tube study suggests that the compounds in organic amaranth rajgira millet block inflammation by preventing the activation of a pathway that triggers inflammation (26Trusted Source).
Thanks to its high fiber content, organic amaranth rajgira millet may also decrease several heart disease risk factors.
In fact, one animal study found that amaranth seeds decreased both blood triglycerides and LDL (bad) cholesterol levels (27Trusted Source).
One cup (246 grams) of cooked amaranth contains 5 grams of fiber and 9 grams of protein. It also meets 29% of your daily iron needs and contains a good amount of magnesium, phosphorus, and manganese (28Trusted Source).
You can use amaranth as a substitute for other grains, such as rice or couscous. Amaranth that has been cooked and then chilled can also be used in place of cornstarch as a thickening agent for soups, jellies, or sauces.