Pendant amaranth, Love-lies-bleeding, Tassel flower, Velvet flower, Foxtail amaranth, Quilete
Cereals and Pseudocereals
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Place of Origin
This species, as with many other of the Amaranths, are originally from the American tropics. The exact origin is unknown, as A. caudatus is believed to be a wild Amaranthus hybridus aggregate.
Amaranthus caudatus is a species of annual flowering plant. Many parts of the plants, including the leaves and seeds, are edible, and are frequently used as a source of food in India and South America. A. caudatus can grow anywhere from 3 to 8 feet in height, and grows best in full sun. It can...
Places and Types of Utilization
Leaves - raw or cooked as a spinach or added to soups etc. The mild flavoured leaves are rich in vitamins and minerals.
Seed - cooked. Very small but easy to harvest and very nutritious, individual plants can bear up to 100, 000 seeds. It is eaten cooked or ground into a powder and used in...
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