Eating Amaranth Greens - Knowledgebase Question

Ludington, MI
Question by kbriske
June 10, 1999
I read in "Joy of Cooking" that Amaranth leaves are considered an edible green. Does this include your heirloom Love Lies Bleeding?

Answer from NGA
June 10, 1999


Amaranthus is a coarse plant with colorful foliage which is often picked when young and tender and cooked like spinach. Love-Lies-Bleeding is Amaranthus caudatus. The leaves are edible, and it's also one of the Amaranths that produce grain.

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