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Dgflorida
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amaranth

Post by Dgflorida » Mon May 02, 2016 6:39 am

This plant makes a well known ancient grain, but I hear I can eat the young leaves as well. Is it true? And does it apply to all varieties of the amaranth?

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MackerelCat
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Re: amaranth

Post by MackerelCat » Fri May 06, 2016 9:05 am

Wikipedia says some of them are cultivated for leaves that can be cooked and eaten:

Amaranth species are cultivated and consumed as a leaf vegetable in many parts of the world. Four species of Amaranthus are documented as cultivated vegetables in eastern Asia: Amaranthus cruentus, Amaranthus blitum, Amaranthus dubius, and Amaranthus tricolor.
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