Wild Callaloo

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. wild callaloo (Amaranthus viridis)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. wild callaloo (Amaranthus viridis)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.wild callaloo (Amaranthus viridis)


3 thoughts on “Wild Callaloo

  1. Hi … I’m Darshan Patel from India in Gujarat, and we supply of an amaranthus viridis seeds (black) and farming in our farm. If you want to this so pls contact or send me on my mail for further details. I’m waiting for your reply.

  2. As we approach the last days of summer in CT I’ve decided to purchase $5 worth of organic callaloo from the farmer’s market. This lasted for days and surprisingly it’s doing wonders for my issue with constipation.

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