Northern Bushcraft


  • young leaves are edible raw.
  • leaves are suitable as a potherb.
  • seeds can be winnowed, roasted and ground into a flour.
  • the variety in Newfoundland is Redroot pigweed (Amaranthus retroflexus).
  • grows in farmer's fields, disturbed sites and wetlands.
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