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Is amaranth flour safe for parrots?

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Heading to the grocery store in a bit and wanted to try something new for Java. My store only carries amaranth flour and I was wondering if it was okay to add to chop?
 

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I've baked with it for the birds before, but never added to chop! It is safe for them though
 

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I've baked with it for the birds before, but never added to chop! It is safe for them though
Thank you. Do you know if it should be cooked? I'd only be adding it to absorb any extra moisture from the chop, and the nutritional benefits, of course.
 

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Thank you. Do you know if it should be cooked? I'd only be adding it to absorb any extra moisture from the chop, and the nutritional benefits, of course.
It looks like it should be cooked, yes.

"Amaranth must be cooked before it is eaten because it contains components in it's raw form that block the absorption of some nutrients in our digestive system. You should cook Amaranth whether you plan on giving it to your family or your pets."

All About Amaranth | USA Emergency Supply
 

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It looks like it should be cooked, yes.

"Amaranth must be cooked before it is eaten because it contains components in it's raw form that block the absorption of some nutrients in our digestive system. You should cook Amaranth whether you plan on giving it to your family or your pets."

All About Amaranth | USA Emergency Supply
Oh! That's good to know. Guess I'll be making birdie bread with it, then.
 

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Take care! There is a recall on some Amarath flour right now - I believe it is Bob's Mill flour.
I deleted the information I had about it.
 

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Take care! There is a recall on some Amarath flour right now - I believe it is Bob's Mill flour.
I deleted the information I had about it.

Oh I didn't know that! Found it: Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Organic Amaranth Flour (22 Oz.) Because of Possible Health Risk

The recalled product is Organic Amaranth Flour (22 oz.) with a Sell By Date of 11/26/2015, LOT: 169617, which can be found on the side of the package, near the top of the panel. UPC: 0 39978 00911 1

Bob's Red Mill recalls organic amaranth flour for Salmonella | Food Safety News

And yes, the dates are right lol
 
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@Mizzely - you are such a good internet researcher. It makes me lazy.
 

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Take care! There is a recall on some Amarath flour right now - I believe it is Bob's Mill flour.
I deleted the information I had about it.
Whew! I decided to get whole amaranth since I couldn't find the flour. It's by bobs mill, so should I be concerned about that?
 

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My birds LOVE sprouted and cooked amaranth. AS far as I could see, it was just the flour.
 

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I bought this one instead of the flour
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Shouldn't be a problem, we use at the clinic for birdie muffins. The person that does most of the baking, grinds her own flour in a blender.
 

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Only amaranth I have used so far is in the TJs organic blue corn chips w sprouted amaranth & quinoa.

Might be nice to add to my corn muffins. I like Bob Red Mills & use the corn meal/. That recall was 2015 so I would never buy it as I check dates,,,
 
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