Amaranthus viridis – Famine Foods

Amaranthus viridis

Synonym(s):
Euxolus viridis

Uses

Pan-India: not cultivated, but used as a pot-herb, especially in Telugu-speaking areas, when other pot-herbs are unavailable. Australia: leaves boiled and eaten

Additional Information

Name Authority:
 L.
Vernaculars:
Madhya Pradesh (Hindi dialect): Chaulai
Misc:
Chemical composition (after Hooper): Fat = 3.76% (dry). Albumenoids = 26.36% (dry). Carbohydrates = 38.12% (dry. Fibre = 10.04% (dry). Ash = 22.72% (dry). Nitrogen = 4.06% (dry). Phosphoric acid = 1.09% (dry). Silicates = 2.84% (dry). See also Jain & Tiwari

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