Amaranth grain is considered to have a unique composition of protein, carbohydrates, and lipids. Grain amaranth has higher protein (12 to 18%) than other cereal grains and has a significantly higher lysine content. It has high digestibility (approx. 90%) and is rich in lysine. Amaranth seed protein also differs from other cereal grains by the fact that 65% is found in the germ and 35% in the endosperm, as compared to an average of 15% in the germ and 85% in the endosperm for other cereals. Amaranth’s balanced amino acid composition is close to the optimum protein reference pattern in the human diet!