Posted by: hearttohearthcookery | July 30, 2011

Amaranth-Water “Winnowing”

Amaranth-Water “Winnowing”

Both the chaff and the seed of amaranth are very light, so instead of winnowing in the typical fashion with air current, I did what I have termed water “winnowing”.  I added the elm bark basket of  processed amaranth (see post Amaranth-Three) to my large clay pot of water.  After agitating it in the water, the heavier seed goes to the bottom of the pot and the chaff floats on top.  In the picture, I am skimming off the chaff.  A small pile of chaff is on the grass in front of the pot.

 
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