You are probably used to seeing quinoa get all the credit as the “high protein grain,” but there are actually two problems with this logic. Quinoa is not actually a grain, it’s a seed, and although it is high in protein, amaranth actually contains more. Like quinoa, amaranth is not really a grain at all. Plus, one cup of cooked amaranth has 9g of protein while quinoa only has 8g per cooked cup. This difference is not very significant, but I think it’s time we give amaranth some credit! In reality, you should just eat the one you like more. They make nice porridge after morning workouts for a more stabilizing breakfast.