Amaranth is a staple food that has a nutty and earthy flavor and goes well with many dishes. Amaranth is a very healthy pseudocereal with a higher protein content than other cereals. Amaranth is a well-balanced food with many useful properties, such as being high in nutrients and helping digestion. Amaranth is an ancient grain that is similar to Quinoa. The small, light tan-colored seed is cooked similarly to rice and oats and eaten as a pilaf or porridge.