Amaranth flour is produced by grinding seeds from the amaranth plant into a fine powder. It is versatile, full of wholegrain nutrition, and enhances the flavour of many recipes. Naturally gluten-free, it contains all nine essential amino acids and lysine, a protein absent in most grains. Amaranth is a good source of iron, magnesium and phosphorus. It has grown in popularity because it is gluten-free, and many individuals who cannot have gluten cook with this type of flour to optimise its health benefits. Although technically not a grain, amaranth yields a buff-coloured, grain-like flour that is usually described as nutty, earthy and peppery. Try substituting with amaranth the next time you make pancakes, scones and cinnamon bread for a protein-packed and nutritious alternative!
Organic farming uses no pesticides or artificial fertilisers and works with nature to build the fertility and health of our soil while caring for our environment. Organic farming has a low carbon footprint. Pure and simple, just the way nature intended.
All Pure Food Essentials products are naturally gluten free, and none of their suppliers handle any gluten-containing products. However, coeliacs should be aware that the facility is not gluten-free certified.
Meet The Supplier
Pure Food Essentials was born out of a passion for turmeric. After growing this superfood spice organically on his Sunshine Coast hinterland property, founder Peter was inspired to take a trip to India, the natural home of so many spices, to learn more about turmeric production. After three days on tour meeting growers, local farm owners and processors they discovered just how deep the relationships were. Producers helped local farmers gain organic certification, provided education (both agricultural and for the children of growers) and medical support, helped meet transport requirements and offered financial aid during hard times. A true mutual loyalty and trust was formed and today forms the foundation of Pure Food Essentials.
Today PFE still buys their spices from these same ethical producers. Certified Organic by NASAA (National Association of Sustainable Agriculture Australia) their products are tracked all the way from their source by strict organic certification practices. Once delivered to the warehouse on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, products undergo a final quality check, ensuring a high quality, fresh product.