AMARANTH - Green Leaf - 125 Seeds
Botanical Name: Amaranthus mangostanus
Green leaf Amaranth is used as a spinach replacement and goes by the name Chinese Spinach in many regions. The leaves have up to twice or three times as much nutritional value, compared to other green leafy vegetables. They are rich in vitamins A and C, protein, iron, calcium and magnesium.
The leaves, stem and seeds may be used and eaten raw or cooked. The older leaves are said to have a ‘hot’ taste and have also been described as tasting like artichoke.
The inner leaves are crisp and make a nice cooked vegetable dish. Generally, the leaves and stalks can be used as a hot weather spinach replacement. Include them in soups, stir fry dishes, salads or any other dish requiring green leafy vegetables. They are quicker to cook than spinach, so must be added right at the end of the cooking process.
Propagation notes will be supplied with a seed packet.
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