Amaranthaceae Amaranthus retroflexus L.

Redroot Amaranth

Pueblo - Food, Vegetable

Use documented by:
Castetter, Edward F., 1935, Ethnobiological Studies in the American Southwest I. Uncultivated Native Plants Used as Sources of Food, University of New Mexico Bulletin 4(1):1-44, page 15

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Scientific name: Amaranthus retroflexus L.
USDA symbol: AMRE (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Redroot Amaranth
Family: Amaranthaceae
Family (APG): Amaranthaceae
Native American Tribe: Pueblo
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Vegetable
Notes: Boiled and eaten like spinach, boiled and fried in lard or canned.

RECRD: 40979 id: 2828