Northern Bushcraft

Pigweed

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