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Jamaican Callaloo, (Live Plants ) Edible Amaranth ,Asian Vegetable

$ 10.95
SKU P14222S
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Callaloo is a popular Caribbean dish made from different leafy plants depending on local custom. In Jamaica and in Guyana the preferred leaf is from the amaranth. The association between the dish and amaranth is so strong that the plant itself is often called “callaloo”. The young leaves are sweet and slightly tangy to the taste and are used like spinach in soups, salads and in meat and fish dishes. Very easy to grow. 

JAMAICAN CALLALOO Also known as Amaranthus cruentus or "edible leaf amaranth," callaloo grows as an annual in the U.S. and is harvested for its leaves and seeds. callaloo is grown extensively in the West Indies, and is popularly used in soups and stews. High in iron, calcium, magnesium, vitamins A and C, as well as protein The Jamaican callaloo is a dark green leaf vegetable that is native to South America. The Callaloo is part of the amaranth family. Callaloo is very nutritious particularly potent in irion, vitamin C, flavonoids, calcium, vitamin A, flavonoids and other phytochemicals. This vegetable taste a bit like spinach and could be used as a substitute. can be used in any recipe calling for spinach or greens, however an abundance of traditional callaloo recipes can be found online. Grows well on most soil,Requires full sun and moist soil during germination (10-14 days, usually less during 70°+ weather). Afterwards keep watered to 1" in depth at all times. Reaches maturity in about 30-40 days.

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