Amaranthaceae Amaranthus blitoides S. Wats.

Mat Amaranth

Navajo - Food, Porridge

Use documented by:
Elmore, Francis H., 1944, Ethnobotany of the Navajo, Sante Fe, NM. School of American Research, page 45

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Scientific name: Amaranthus blitoides S. Wats.
USDA symbol: AMBL (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Mat Amaranth
Family: Amaranthaceae
Family (APG): Amaranthaceae
Native American Tribe: Navajo
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Porridge
Notes: Seeds ground into meal and made into stiff porridge or mixed with goat's milk and made into gruel.

RECRD: 2846 id: 2722