amaranth seeds
Last Updated : Jan 25,2024

What is Amaranth (rajgira) Seeds? Glossary | Benefits + Recipes with Amaranth Seeds |
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Also Known as
Amaranth, Rajgira Seeds, Ramdana

What is Amaranth?

Amaranth is thought to be a grain like wheat or rice but it is not. It comes in 60 different species and Amaranth is the common name. Amaranth seeds or Amaranth are super healthy to eat and are gluten free. Great for those on the Paleo Diet. In India, its called Ramdana in Hindi and used extensively during religious festivals for fasting. Ramdana means God's seed and hence its used on festive occasions. 

Nutritive Information for Rajgira / Amaranth seeds :
½ Cup of raw amaranth seeds is about 100 grams
RDA stands for Recommended Daily Allowance.

Energy - 319 calories
Protein – 14.7 g
Carbohydrate – 60.7 g
Fat – 1.9 g
Fiber – 9.6 g

510 mg of Calcium = 127.5 % of RDA (about 1000 mg)
397 mg of Phosphorus = 66.1% of RDA (about 600 mg)
11 mg of Iron = 55% of RDA (about 20 mg)

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