Amaranthus polygamus – Famine Foods

Amaranthus polygamus


India, South Asia: plant cultivated as pot-herb. In Bombay, leaves boiled in water and mixed with salt and chili peppers

Additional Information

Name Authority:
 Indi, Bijapur district, Bombay Presidency:Tandulja, Tandali, Pandi. Hindi: Chumlar-sag, Cholai-ka-bhaji. Bengali: Champa-natiya, Lal-champa-natiya, Adro. Telugu: Doggali-kura. Rajasthani: Sag chaulai
Chemical composition (after Hooper): Water (fresh) = 53.30% (dry). Fat = 3.45% (dry). Albumenoids = 21.77% (dry). Carbohydrates = 39.02% (dry). Fibre = 10.36% (dry). Ash = 25.40% (dry). Nitrogen = 3.48% (dry). Phosphoric acid = 1.52% (dry). Silicates = 6.90% (dry)

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