Lambsquarters, raw

Fun Facts

  1. Lambsquarters is a wild edible weed perfect for green smoothies and packed with nutrition. It is also called wild spinach, pigweed or goosefoot depending on where you are located. It has a mild, chlorophyll flavor like our domestic greens. Lamsquarters is a relative of swiss chard, beets and a few exotic garden greens like orach, all in the chenopodium family.
  2. Rose Barlow, on her web site Prodigal Gardens says that “Lambsquarters can be used in any recipe that calls for spinach. It is endlessly versatile in the kitchen and can be included in all kinds of dips, dressings, sauces, soups, salads, and main dishes.
  3. Lamsquarters is one of the highest natural forms of nutrition, it is right up there with dandelion, watercress, and stinging nettles. It is a huge source of vitamin A and K.

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