Amaranthaceae Amaranthus cruentus L.

Red Amaranth

Hopi - Food, Cooking Agent

Use documented by:
Whiting, Alfred F., 1939, Ethnobotany of the Hopi, Museum of Northern Arizona Bulletin #15, page 74

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Scientific name: Amaranthus cruentus L.
USDA symbol: AMCR4 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Red Amaranth
Family: Amaranthaceae
Family (APG): Amaranthaceae
Native American Tribe: Hopi
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Cooking Agent
Notes: Heads dried and used as a brilliant pink dye for wafer bread.

RECRD: 41458 id: 2740