Puffed Amaranth

Puffed Amaranth

Amaranth has been cultivated as a grain for thousands of years, and hence it is known as one of the ancient grains. Amaranth, also known as “kiwicha,” is a tiny, ancient grain-like seed, dense in nutrients and high in protein. To make Puffed Amaranth, tiny seeds of amaranth are heated until they “puff,” increasing their volume and creating a light, crunchy, popped version with a toasty, nutty flavor.

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 nenergy 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.

Wikipedia page on Amaranth: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amaranth

Product Characteristics


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

Own Branding

Tradelink now offers to own brand products, either in retail packs or for food service. A wide range of packet sizes, shapes and weights is now offered. Please enquire by email

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

6 Kg DOUBLE-WALL BOX (3 BAGS OF 2 Kg NY-LDPE)- Please contact us for specifications for this product.

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