Amaranth, The crop of the future!!

Amaranth has been cultivated as a grain for thousands of years, and hence it is known as one of the ancient grains. Also known as Kiwicha, it is 100% Natural (without additional chemical additives).

The amaranth plant usually grows to around five or six feet and is maroon or crimson in color. The seeds of the plant number in the thousands and are tiny. Amaranth seeds are processed into popped, flaked, extruded and ground flour forms. They are used in snacks, cereal and energy bars, cereals,cooked in tradional dishes and in combination with other grains and flours in the baking industry.

TradeLink’s supplies mainly come from South America: Argentina, Paraguay, Boliva and Peru.   In certain seasons India can fill in.  It is described as “the crop of the future”. It has been proposed as an inexpensive native crop that could be cultivated by indigenous people in rural areas for the following reasons reasons:

-It is easily harvested.

-Its seeds are a good source of protein.

-Contains about thirty percent more protein than cereals like rice, sorghum and rye

-It is easy to cook

TradeLink would like to be the supplier of Amaranth of your choice – please contact us to get more information or a quote.

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Product Characteristics


GRAIN SIZE 1,0 mm – 1,2 mm
HUMIDITY Not more than 6 %
PURITY 99.95% or higher

Organoleptic Characteristics

COLOR Cream – White
ODOR Characteristic, without foreign odors
FLAVOR Characteristic, without foreign flavor

Pesticide Residues

ORGANIC PRODUCTS No pesticide residues
CONVENTIONAL PRODUCTS Maximum permissible limits according to the Codex
Alimentarius or country of destination

Limits of Contaminants

Lead 0.1 mg/kg
Cadmium 0.1 mg/kg
Total aflatoxins (B1+B2+G1+G2) 4 ug/kg
Total aflatoxins (B1+B2+G1+G2) 3 mg/kg

Microbiological Characteristics

Aerobic mesophilic < 10,000 ufc/g
Molds < 100 ufc/g
Yeast < 100 ufc/g
Coliforms < 100 ufc/g
E. coli Absent
Salmonella Absent/25gk

List of Certifications Available on request

NPOP & USDA-NOP Organic Certification by Control Union Certifications

ISO 9001:2008 Certification by TÜV Cert Austria

HACCP Certified Company by QIC

Kosher / Halal Certified


GMO We do not use any kind of input or raw material that can proceed from Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) in the production process of Amaranth.
ALLERGEN We do not use inputs or products that may contain allergens in the production process of Amaranth.
GLUTEN FREE We do not use any kind of input or raw material that can contain Gluten in the production process of

Specifications / Packaging

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