Green Amaranth (Amaranthus viridus) is a relative of the garden Amaranths, Spinach (Spinacia oleracea) and Saltbushes. It shares their high nutritional level.
We can eat both the leaves and the seeds of Green Amaranth, just as we can all its relatives, and at a far lower cost!
An easy to distinguish plant that grows to about waist high around here. If you know what garden Amaranths (like the beautiful, red, ‘Love Lies Bleeding’) you’ll know what it looks like, just look for a green version.
It’ll cook like Spinach, but the leaves do tend to shrink when cooked, so put extra in your pot! Dry the seeds and have them on your breakfast cereal too – lots of protein!