puffed amaranth seeds
Last Updated : Nov 28,2022

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

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

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)

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