puffed amaranth seeds
Last Updated : Dec 07,2022

What is Puffed Rajgira, Amaranth seeds ? Glossary | Benefits, Recipes with Puffed Rajgira |
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What is puffed amaranth seeds, puffed rajgira ?

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. You roasted the amaranth seeds to get puffed amaranth (rajgira) seeds which are high in protein and nutrient rich in magnesium, iron, calcium, potassium and phosphorus. Great for those on the Paleo Diet. In India, its called puffed Ramdana seeds in Hindi and used extensively during religious festivals for fasting. Ramdana means God's seed and hence its used on festive occasions.

Culinary uses of puffed amaranth (rajgira) seeds

Indian sweets using puffed amaranth seeds recipes | puffed rajgira |

rajgira chikki recipe | amaranth chikki | rajgira chikki made with cashewnuts and jaggery | amaranth chikki has a rich taste and pleasing texture, combining the sweetness of jaggery, the rustic taste and texture of amaranth and the nutty crunch of cashew nuts. A pinch of rock salt highlights the sweetness of the jaggery, while a dash of cardamom gives the amaranth chikki a wonderful aroma and flavour.

healthy snacks using puffed amaranth seeds recipes | puffed rajgira |

rajgira chivda recipe | amaranth chivda | healthy puffed rajgira namkeen | Healthy puffed rajgira namkeen is low cal, low oil and great for diabetics and weight watchers. This can also be consumed on non-fasting days along with a cup of tea and/or a light mid morning snack option too.

How to store puffed amaranth seeds, puffed rajgira
• Store the puffed amaranth seeds in an airtight container in a cool and dark place.

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)

What is Health benefits of puffed amaranth (rajgira) seeds?

Rajgira flour (Amaranth flour) : Rajgira flour is rich in protein, ½ cup of amaranth seeds provides 14.7 g of protein. The high fiber in general can help bind excess cholesterol and excrete it from the body, thus maintain healthy levels of cholesterol. Rajgira is rich in antioxidant help reduce inflammation in the body. Amaranth is an iron rich grain to be included in the diet to prevent or overcome anaemia. Diabetics should have this in limited quantity considering the other carbs consumed through the day. See detailed 10 benefits of rajgira flour and why you should include it in your daily diet. 

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