Food - Drink
The Secret Ingredient To Boost The Protein In Your Tuna Patties
By ABBY SMITH
We all know about tuna patties and their wide range of nutritious qualities, but chances are you’ve never heard of a little thing called amaranth. In order to make your tuna patties as healthy as possible, consider adding amaranth, a sort of pseudocereal that is typically gluten-free, high in protein, fiber, and nutrients, and prevents against diseases.
Amaranth was grown by the Azetcs, who utilized it for ceremonial and nutritional purposes, mixing it with honey and shaped as a deity before breaking it apart and serving it to the assembled people after a ritual human sacrifice. Archaeological evidence suggests that this amaranth use extends back 7,000 years.
Today, its sole purpose is for eating, with its leafy green, kale-like composition, allowing it to be used in both sweet and savory dishes, or eaten whole. This wonderfully unusual food can thrive in all kinds of climates and elevations, is drought tolerant, and is great for the environment as well as your next tuna patty.