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WHY "ANCIENT ENERGY?"
Based in Des Moines, IA, Ancient Energy Amaranth Granola was started by Ashley Fahey after being introduced to Amaranth during a yoga retreat in Mexico. You can read more of our story here.
The word “Ancient” is a reference to the historical importance of our granola’s primary ingredient, Amaranth. This superfood is native to the Americas and was a staple in the diets of many ancient civilizations including Aztec, Incan and Mayan. Aztecs valued its nutritional properties and ability to give a person strength and energy. Amaranth comes from the ancient Greek word meaning “life everlasting.”
The word “Energy” is a reference to Amaranth’s superior nutritional profile. The food you eat matters and choosing nutrient dense foods like Amarnath will benefit your health.
Ancient Energy is committed to providing real food that energizes your life. We also believe strongly that non-food choices are key to your energy and well-being. Nurturing healthy relationships, pursuing your passions, and maintaining your body through an active lifestyle are equally important. You’re important and your choices are important. Be intentional. So, do yourself a favor and ask yourself “what energizes my life?”.
WHAT MAKES YOUR GRANOLA SPECIAL?
What’s special about our granola is that it replaces oats with amaranth and it is low in sugar with only 2 grams of per serving. We think one of our customers said it best "it's not the super sweet clusters you're used to...it's so good. Gluten-free, vegan and a ton of other good-for-you ingredients."
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO EAT THIS AMARANTH GRANOLA?
Try it as a topping on your yogurt, smoothie, oatmeal, ice cream, or eat it by the spoonful like we do! It also makes a great crunchy topping for your pancakes, toast, and fruit. We love to see the creative and delicious ways our customers are using it, so be sure to tag us on social media @ancientenergygranola on Instagram or @ancientenergyamaranthgranola on Facebook!
WHERE ARE YOUR PRODUCTS MADE?
We bake, package and ship all of our granola from Des Moines, IA. We are currently renting a commercial kitchen now, but as demand grows we plan to find a partner and/or find our own dedicated commercial kitchen.
WHERE CAN I BUY ANCIENT ENERGY AMARANTH GRANOLA?
Feel free to order right here on our site or visit our where to buy page here to find a retailer.
Amaranth is naturally gluten-free and one of the few plants to offer a source of complete protein since it contains all of the essential amino acids, including lysine, which is lacking in most plant-based foods. Amaranth therefore is a great food choice for vegetarians and vegans. It is packed with fiber and important micronutrients. In particular, Amaranth is a good source of manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, and iron.
Health benefits include enhancing the immune system, stimulating repair and growth, lowering inflammation and blood pressure, lessening varicose veins, and promoting bone strength.
Amaranth is a seed, but is considered a “pseudograin” since it is commonly used like a grain. It comes from the flowers of the amaranth plant, which are made up of tiny grain-like buds. This superfood was even a staple in the diets of many ancient civilizations. It has an earthy, nutty flavor and when heated it “puffs” which provides a light crunchy texture. We can’t get enough of it!
WHAT'S IN ANCIENT ENERGY AMARANTH GRANOLA?
We have replaced oats with organic puffed amaranth and included plant-based, nutrient-dense ingredients! Our superfood blend has five different seeds (Pumpkin, Sunflower, Chia, Flaxseed, and Hemp) and three different nuts (Almonds, Cashews, and Pecans). We also use virgin coconut oil and just a touch of pure maple syrup.
IS THIS AMARANTH GRANOLA GLUTEN-FREE?
All of our ingredients are naturally gluten-free; however, we currently rent a commercial kitchen where allergens maybe present. We hope that as we grow we can obtain a gluten-free certification.
DOES YOUR AMARANTH GRANOLA INCLUDE ANY GENETICALLY MODIFIED INGREDIENTS?
No. Although we don't have a non-GMO certification, we've researched our ingredients to confirm that none include GMOs. We hope that as we grow we can obtain a non-GMO certification.
ARE YOUR PRODUCTS ORGANIC?
Our amaranth and coconut oil are organic. We are extremely careful when sourcing and hope that as we grow we can include more organic ingredients.
IS YOUR AMARANTH GRANOLA ALL-NATURAL?
YES! We only use real food. Our amaranth granola uses zero artificial ingredients, preservatives or flavors.
WHERE CAN I FIND NUTRITION INFORMATION?
Nutrition information for each granola blend is included on our shop page here.
HOW LONG DOES YOUR AMARANTH GRANOLA STAY FRESH AND HOW SHOULD I STORE IT?
It should keep well for at least four months after it's baked. We mark each package with a "best before" date, though it may still be delicious beyond that date as most granolas have a shelf life of 6-8 months. Once opened, please store in a cool, dry place (the cupboard) and reseal the package tightly.
SHIPPING + PAYMENT
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO RECEIVE MY ORDER?
We do our best to ship all orders within two business days. We typically ship via USPS Priority Mail but for large orders we may use UPS or FedEx.
CAN I TRACK MY PACKAGE?
Yes! You'll receive an email with tracking information the day it ships out.
HOW MUCH DOES SHIPPING COST?
We currently offer $6 flat rate shipping on all orders. We do not ship to P.O. Boxes.
DO YOU SHIP OUTSIDE THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES?
We can, but it is expensive. Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will put together a quote for you.
WHAT PAYMENT OPTIONS DO YOU ACCEPT?
We accept all major credit cards, PayPal, Amazon Pay and Google Pay payments via our secure payment processor.