Amaranth is a complete protein as it contains all the amino acids. Both amaranth & nettles are high in calcium. Nettles are also rich in iron and have natural antihistamine properties. If you are one of the 1 in 5 Irish people suffer from hay fever this soup will improve your symptoms. The combination with other important ingredients is nourishing for the whole musculature & nervous system. Note: When nettles have gone to seed half the quantity as the seed (excellent adrenal tonic) is quite stimulating and the minerals in the nettles more concentrated.