Amaranth is the 21st century's plant which contains the most protein of all the cereals. It has the highest biological value (the highest percentage of assimilation in the human body). Its composition contains all essential amino acids. Usually in our diet, the main source of amino acids is animal protein.
Due to the complete set of amino acids, amaranth is recommended in vegetarian diet and also in the gluten-free diet. Furthermore, no other cereal contains so many macro and micronutrients like amaranth. It has more magnesium than chocolate, more calcium than milk and more iron than spinach. This grain is also a source of unsaturated fatty acids and squalene, which slowing down the aging process of the skin. It also has the most fiber of all cereals.
Here is a simple recipe for Peanut-And-Amaranth-Stuffed Chicken Breasts.
- - 4 single chicken breast
- - 100 g chopped peanuts
- - leek (approx. 10 cm)
- - approx. 3/4 cup of expanded amaranth
- - 2 eggs
- - salt and pepper
- - 3 tablespoons of canola oil
Chop the leek into half rings and fry with a tablespoon of oil. Beat the eggs in a bowl, then add the peanuts, the fried leek, salt and pepper (if you have salted peanuts, do not add the salt) and the amaranth. The mass should be tight but not too dense. Wash meat, rub with salt and pepper. In each of breast, make a deep incision with a knife, the rotate it on its own axis. Fill the pocket with stuffing. Place the stuffed breasts in oiled ovenproof dish (meat can also be gently rubbed with fat). Bake about 30 - 40 minutes in an oven preheated to 200 ° C