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Scientific Name: Amaranthus caudatus

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Amaranthus caudatus
Amaranthus caudatus
Amaranthus caudatus


  • Annual
  • Hanging or drooping amaranth.
  • Bushy half-hardy herb that can handle any condition, both humid and arid.
  • Needs sun.
  • Long-lasting cut flower.
  • Good pot-plant.

Culinary Uses

  • Leaves may be eaten as a salad vegetable.
  • In Africa, it is usually cooked as a leafy vegetable (like spinach).

Parts Used

  • The leaves and seeds.

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • The leaves and seeds are edible and have nutritional properties.
  • Both are a good source of vitamin C, foliate, thiamine, niacin, riboflavin and minerals including calcium, iron, potassium, zinc, copper, and manganese.
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