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Plural: amaranthes

Description: Amaranth is the name given to many varieties of a sweetish green leafy vegetable known by many different names, including callalloo, elephant’s ear, African/Chinese/Indian spinach, Surinam amaranth, etc. It is a tropical climbing plant that can grow as high as 2 meters (6 ft), the leaves of which are harvested as the plant grows and cooked in the same way as spinach.

Amaranth. One of many wonderful vegetables and herbs on sale by the Coleman Family Farm of Carpinteria at Santa Monica Farmers' Market

Pronounced: AHM-ah-ranth
Latin: Amaranthus spp.
Most frequent country: Widespread

Substitutes: spinach

See foods and dishes: African spinach, basella, bayam, calalou, callaloo, callalo, callilu, Ceylon spinach, Chinese spinach, een choy, elephant’s ear, Indian spinach, Malabar spinach, Surinam amaranth, vine spinach

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