Chenopodiaceae Chenopodium leptophyllum (Moq.) Nutt. ex S. Wats.
Zuni - Food, Bread & Cake
Use documented by:
Stevenson, Matilda Coxe, 1915, Ethnobotany of the Zuni Indians, SI-BAE Annual Report #30, page 66
View all documented uses for Chenopodium leptophyllum (Moq.) Nutt. ex S. Wats.
Scientific name: Chenopodium leptophyllum (Moq.) Nutt. ex S. Wats.
USDA symbol: CHLE4 (View details
at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Narrowleaf Goosefoot
Family (APG): Amaranthaceae
Native American Tribe: Zuni
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Bread & Cake
Notes: Ground seeds mixed with corn meal and salt, made into a stiff batter, formed into balls and steamed. The Zuni say that upon reaching this world, the seeds were prepared without the meal because there was no corn. Now the young plants are boiled, either alone or with meat, and are greatly relished.
RECRD: 32850 id: 9525