Amaranth: the alternative for people with allergies to wheat and gluten intolerance amaranth wins an important role especially for people with gluten allergies for their everyday diet. The amaranth is one of the oldest crops of humanity. It is a herbaceous annual plant in the family of amaranthaceae. Leafy vegetables, grain, or ornamental plant is distributed amaranth in particular in South-East Asia, South and Central America and Africa. Especially the seeds will be used. The species that are cultivated as a grain, produce large seed heads with the size of a grain of mustard seed. The plant is very frugal and very productive. Depending on the environmental conditions, it is high within a half year 50 cm up to 2 m and is thousands of tiny seeds at very large flashy colored fruit stands.
You come out with little water and grows higher and high mountain regions. However, most of the cultivated varieties are not frost-resistant. The name of the grains from the Greek:, “Amaranthus” means “immortal” or “not withered”. Botanically, is one not grass but to the family of amaranthaceae amaranth and is referred to as pseudo cereals or grain. In many regions of the world using amaranth as well as leafy vegetables. Amaranth was cultivated by the Urvorfahren of the Incas and Aztecs in South and Central America. Amaranth was one of the staple foods and learned even mythical veneration.
“The Incas and Aztecs believed firmly that that in this Holy” grains living magical powers that bring them health and resilience. The Spanish conquistadors knew little of the unique value of the Amaranths. Who knew at that time already a proportion of 12-14 enough % amaranth in conjunction with corn or grain for a full supply of protein. For the purpose of forced conversion of the natives to the Christian faith, was the Amaranthanbau banned and for the cultivation of grain arranged. The lack of amaranth in the Indians caused a bad Miscarriages and malnutrition. On the consequences of the Amaranthmangels, the indigenous people died almost 2/3 within a few years. About 11 million people paid with their lives forced weaning. Then, the amaranth was forgotten and cultivated only in a few hidden places. American scientists have rediscovered the Amaranthkorner in South America in the mid-20th century and investigated according to all rules of the art. The Peruvian Wissenschafteler Luis Sumar Kalinowski came to his research on the amazing properties of this grain: it delayed the aging, strengthens the memory and the nerve force, heals ulcers, and tuberculosis. So, the real value and the excellent digestibility of Amaranthkornes was found. These valuable properties of de Amaranths moved the family Traub to their biosphere yard in Zwiefalten Morsingen in the Amaranthproduktion to enter. Now create a wide range of Amaranthprodukten such as noodles, popcorn and whole-wheat flour, which can be purchased at the farm store. To The family Traub offers their Amaranthprodukte over the Internet to be able to provide people throughout Germany, with the healthy grain alternative: in the ALB store, an online marketplace for regional products.