Last update Aug. 18, 2021
Very Low Risk
Herbaceous plant native to Central America and the Andean area of South America.
The grain is rich in protein, carbohydrates and minerals and has been widely used in food since ancient times in Central and South America (Mapes 2015).
Other species of amaranth are also consumed in various areas of Asia.
Source of energy and nutrients comparable to cereals (Pedersen 1990). Rich in macronutrients, micronutrients, including vitamins and minerals, and in fiber (Coelho 2018, Lamothe 2015). It is not a cereal and does not contain gluten.
Food of excellent nutritional quality, devoid of toxicity and perfectly compatible with breastfeeding.
Note: this plant has nothing to do with the dye of the same name, Amaranth (E123).
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.
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