Popped Rajgira is a Healthy Food
Popped Rajgira or Amaranth, has a very nice earthy nutty taste.
It can be used as cereal in milk or curd. It can be sprinkled over salads, soups, or favourite Indian breakfast poha.
It can be used to make porridge, kheer or Rajgira ladoos.
Popped Rajgira, also called Ramdana, was Grandma’s favourite and first choice food during fasting.
Amaranth or Rajgira is one of the best sources of vegetable protein in the world. It has one of the highest levels of protein that is also easier for the human body to absorb.
Rajgira has lysine, an important amino acid. Lysine has high levels of protein, even higher than milk. Lysine is easier to digest than milk protein so your body is likely to get more protein from Rajgira than milk.
Calcium is another important nutrient in popped Rajgira. Calcium content in Rajgira is more than 4 times that of other grains. In fact, it has more calcium than milk.
If you are lactose intolerant (meaning you cannot digest milk), then popped Rajgira should be your go to food for Calcium.
According to modern research, this gluten free wonder grain Rajgira has several health benefits.
It is a true powerhouse, which can help prevent several chronic health conditions such as heart disease, cancer and stroke.
Popped Amaranth grain or Rajgira can be used to treat inflammatory conditions like arthritis. You may find it hard to believe that these tiny little seeds are so powerful.
Hard working farmers in India started growing Rajgira for its great powers and felt grateful to God for its benefits. It’s called Ramdana, (God’s grain) or Rajgira (Royal grain) in different parts of India.
The English name Amaranth comes from Latin Amarantus. It’s an imaginary flower that never fades.
Rajgira has been grown for more than 8,000 years because of its nutritional benefits. It has been grown as a grain-like seed and a vegetable.
Popped Rajgira is not only high in calcium but also in iron, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium. It has 6 to 10% unsaturated oil.
Rajgira is the only grain with Vitamin C.
Rajgira popcorn is easy to digest. The mix of amino acids found in it allows for very easy digestion.