- leaves are edible raw.
- leaves are suitable as a potherb.
- leaves can be boiled or steamed and treated similar to spinach.
- leaves have a bland to salty taste.
- seeds are edible.
- seeds contain vitamin A.
- seeds can be ground into a powder for use as a flour.
- grows in open areas. deserts, and ground with high salt content, including the seaside.
- warning: seeds contain saponins and should not be consumed in extreme quantities.
- warning: plant tends to concentrate harmful nitrates in their leaves, avoid harvesting plants which grow in artificial fertilizer.