- plants can be eaten raw.
- flower clusters can be eaten raw.
- seeds are edible raw.
- seeds can be ground into a bitter black flour.
- seeds are best cooked before being ground.
- grows in disturbed/cultivated areas in plains, foothills and montane regions.
- warning: seeds eaten in quantity may be toxic. Raw plants should be eaten moderation due to oxalates, which interferes with nutrient absorption.