Amaranth’s weedy heritage hides its nutritious, delicious nature

The weeds are having a field day in my garden.

Crowding the kale, tomatoes and green beans are plantain, purslane, lambs-quarters and many other wild edibles, I’m sure.

This year I planted amaranth (amaranthus viridis), its oval green leaves splashed with purple, after tasting it at a produce conference dinner.

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