We have wild Callaloo (Amaranthus viridis) growing in our yard and in our hill. It is shorter, more slender, having darker green leaves than the regular Callaloo we purchase from the supermarket.
Surprisingly, this plant does not attract as many caterpillars like regular callallo plants do. We normally weed out the wild callaloo plants from our garden, but when there is shortage of regular callaloo, we will cook and eat them. Even the seeds of the wild callaloo can be eaten. Callaloo plants – both regular and wild, are nutritious providing, protein, calcium and phosphorus. Callaloo is eaten as a vegetable, added to soups, and used in juice fasts. It is good for treating constipation, but it should not be eaten every day.