Amaranth is a unique plant, the amount of vitamins, minerals, biologically active substances beneficial to the body, proteins and amino acids in it is simply off scale. Among the cereals, fruits, vegetables and other plants that we eat, its competitors in the most important parameter - the health benefits are far behind. But most importantly, the amaranth champion in the plant world in terms of squalene, and it saturates the cells of the body with oxygen, and rejuvenates and heals the skin from any diseases and problems. In this article we will talk about the germination of amaranth seed and the newfangled, but showed itself from the best side product - microgrin. After all, these two ways of using amaranth make it possible to get maximum benefit for the organism.
Sprouted amaranth, a unique product that will help you with the treatment and prevention of many diseases. But you need to know how to properly germinate and consume it.
Features of amaranth
Any products with heat treatment, to which we are so used, lose some of their useful properties. And most importantly, thermally processed foods, the body is harder to absorb. Of course, there are products that are not available raw, and not because of their taste, but because of their properties, and the amaranth is among them.
If you eat raw amaranth seeds even in small amounts in a raw form, then this can harm the body. After all, the grain has a very hard shell, which is practically not digested, and during the stay in the body, it will have time to dissolve only half. Naturally, only certain substances are absorbed from it, which, to put it mildly, are not very useful. The composition of amaranth grain from shell to germ is balanced, therefore it is necessary that the organism assimilate it completely, for maximum benefit.
There are cases when, when consuming whole raw amaranth seeds, people noticed deterioration of their condition. These are cases of self-treatment, when, without full information, they violated the recommendations on the use of amaranth. After switching to the correct use (germination or heat treatment), all the side effects disappeared within a few days.
Therefore, if you want to get the maximum benefit for the body from the amaranth seed, it needs to be germinated. This is the best way to use it in its raw form, which will allow you to achieve the desired result.
Sprouted amaranth grain is a concentrate of vitamins and substances useful to the body. It contains 5 times more antioxidant substances than in cooked cereal or fried grain. In addition, the germinated grain is fully absorbed by the body, and contributes to its rapid purification and recovery. Squalene in sprouts, is digested even better than in amaranth oil. The only warning to get the most benefit from sprouts is to eat them raw.
How to sprout an amaranth
Amaranth grain is very small, and it is slightly more difficult to germinate than wheat or other grains. But you can, do not worry, if you follow all the recommendations, then you will succeed. There are several ways to germinate amaranth, and they are all equally effective, you just need to choose the method that suits you best, depending on your rhythm of life and the availability of free time.
Two-stage method of germination
This method of germination is suitable for those who have little time and no opportunity to constantly monitor the amaranth grain, so that it does not start to sour.
The first stage is soaking the amaranth, so that its grain absorbs as much water as possible. For this, the amaranth is first washed well on a very small colander to clean it of dust and debris, after which it is soaked for 4-12 hours. More than twelve hours of amaranth soak is not recommended, since it can begin to germinate directly in the water, and naturally due to lack of oxygen will spoil even at the initial stage of germination.
When the grain has absorbed enough water into the seed, it is simply drained, and the amaranth itself is evenly spread over the plate. It is desirable that just one layer of seeds is obtained. The plate is tedious to add a little water, but so that it does not completely cover the seeds and they have access to oxygen. It is advisable to put a plate of seeds in a dark and cool place in order to simulate the soil conditions as much as possible when the seeds begin to germinate.
When the seeds start to appear visible tails, this is a sign that the seed has sprouted and can be eaten. Usually, the seeds germinate in two days, but each grain can have an individual germination rate, so after the appearance of the first "tail" it is recommended to wait 10-12 hours, and only after that use amaranth for food.
But make sure that the amaranth does not start to sour, it is best to germinate the amaranth in such quantity that you can use it once or twice. Then he just will not have time to sour.
One-step method of germination
You can not soak seeds, and immediately begin to germinate them, this method is the easiest. It is enough just to wash the seeds of amaranth, and distribute them evenly on a plate or other container with a flat bottom. It is desirable that the amaranth seeds are located in one layer. Next, seeds of amaranth are filled with water, so that it covers them by 1-2 mm.
After that you just need to put the container in a dark cool place, or cover it, but not too tightly, so that moisture does not evaporate quickly. Also, you need to test the seeds 1-2 times a day and add water if it evaporates or the seeds soak into it. Only when you add water, it does not need to completely cover the seeds, because when they start sprouting, they need oxygen and carbon dioxide to start active growth.
Seeds sprout in 2-3 days, and they can be started to eat. As you can see, nothing is complicated in germination, so anyone can cope with this at home, and get a highly vitaminized and maximally healthy product.
Method of moistening amaranth grain
If you need to grow a fairly large amount of amaranth grain, and there is no suitable container to spread it in a single grain, then you can use the old proven method of moistening the grain.
To do this, you first need to rinse the grain (although this stage you can both skip and rinse the amaranth when it already sprouts), and put it in a regular bowl. Then everything is simple, take a small amount of water, and splash onto the amaranth, mixing it in parallel, so that all the grain is wet, but the water at the bottom of the plate is not collected.
A bowl or a plate should be covered so that moisture does not evaporate quickly. But do not cover too tightly for the grain to have access to the air. The procedure of moistening should be repeated every 4-6 hours, so that the amaranth had enough moisture to germinate. Grain sprout, too, after 2-3 days, after which they can be eaten.
How to use sprouted amaranth seed
Sprouted amaranth seed, this is a MEGA USEFUL PRODUCT, which will help you cleanse the body, provide it with all necessary substances for normal functioning and activate it. Sprouted amaranth, is considered the most powerful activator of the immune system, which helps her, cope even with enemies like cancerous tumors. By the way, sprouted amaranth grain, the most powerful and useful bioadditive in the treatment of cancer and the most powerful means of preventing them.
There are no documented cases, but there are cases when people claim that they cured cancer due to amaranth. As shown by recent research of scientists, at the initial stage it is quite possible, since amaranth is unique in its composition and completely revitalizes the whole organism. This proves once again that biological preparations are much better than artificial ones.
You can use sprouted amaranth in many ways. You can simply eat it in its pure form, but you can mix it with other products. For example, you can prepare for yourself a smoothie or a vitaminized cocktail, just grinding the amaranth in a blender and adding the fruit pulp there. Here everything depends only on your imagination, the most important is not to expose the germinated amarante to heat treatment, since in this case it will lose some of its useful properties.
List of diseases that amaranth can treat, here we will not give, you can google or just read other articles in our blog, this list is very impressionable, and it will take a lot of space. It should be said that for today, the amaranth has the greatest impact on the body, as close to a panacea, and it has no competitors in this respect.
Dosage and side effects
The only thing you should remember is the correct dosage, because too much amaranth can simply lead to an overdose. The maximum recommended amount of amaranth per day is 75-100 grams, this is enough to completely saturate the body with squalene and important amino acids. The use of more raw amaranth is not recommended. Too many vitamins will simply be rejected by the body, and hypervitaminosis is possible.
In the beginning, when you just start eating a germinating amaranth, there are some side effects. They are expressed in minor disorders of the stomach or nausea, after you ate the amaranth. Do not be afraid, these are only temporary phenomena that take place within a week. That's why it is recommended to start using amaranth in small amounts, gradually increasing the dosage.
Side effects, this is a kind of signaling device that says that the body is contaminated, and health is not the best. Remember the effect when, after a stuffy city, you break out into the forest, where the air is saturated with oxygen and has no harmful impurities. You, too, may get dizzy and have a headache. The same effect is produced by squalene, which actively saturates the cells of the body with oxygen, and naturally with unaccustomed, the body can feel discomfort.
Other side effects and negative effects on the body of amaranth have not been found, except for rare cases (less than 0.01%) of personal intolerance of the organism to amaranth.