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Old 04-13-2012, 03:24 PM   #1
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Would you consider quinoa, amaranth, and millet grain or seed?
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I'd consider millet a grain and amaranth a seed for sure. Quinoa seems in between to me. It probably depends on if you're talking botanically or nutritionally- sometimes the designations are different.
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Nutritionally. I'm trying to decrease grains and someone just gave me a very large bag of amaranth, a few pounds of quinoa, and I have a five pound bag of millet. I was hoping I could use them. The millet doesn't bother me too much- no one really likes it here (unless I throw a handful in muffins for crunch), but we do like quinoa, I haven't tried amaranth yet.
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Quinoa is a grain but it doesn't react in your body like other grains. It is a complete protein, so there is no blood sugar spike.
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