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Awesome Amaranth

When scientists simulated digestion in the lab, and tested what would happen when they used amaranth, the health-helping properties of bioactive peptides were revealed.

Reporting in the journal Food Chemistry (April 2021), researchers found that germinated amaranth, when digested, produced fractions that contained useful peptide (from protein) sequences which have potential biological activity which were anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.

This is most interesting, as many common health conditions are started from oxidative stress which can be quenched by antioxidants, and can result in inflammation.

So, this simple grain, which has been used for many thousands of years, is finally showing off it’s wonderful biochemical benefits.


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