Amaranth

Amaranth
(Amaranthus)

Amaranth

Selection

Pick young leaves and shoots near the growing point, leaving roots to grow.

Storage

Keep covered loosely in a plastic bag or perforated bag and refrigerate. Can be frozen for longer storage.

Preparation

  • Wash plants well before use.
  • Young leaves and stems can be eaten fresh as a salad or cooked in soups and stews as a green vegetable.
  • (Rody, 1982)

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Amaranth

Amaranth, also known as tropical spinach, is a greenplant that exists in different varieties in tropical climates. The leaves are dark green in color with hints of purple and red (Rody, 1982).

Traditional Names
  • Hawaiian – pakai