Goods to Know Lamb’s Quarter

I really like Lamb’s Quarter, maybe cause it’s a bit of an underdog on this side of the world. It is considered a weed in Canada and the US, which is crazy as it’s highly nutritious, grows everywhere and tastes like spinach. Plus apparently you can eat the seeds like quinoa… which I haven’t tried yet.

Check this out, in just one cup 46% DV calcium, 5.8g protein!!! Plus lots of other minerals and vitamins. I just planted some on my patio.

Now these percentages are based on steaming the greens, and I suspect that’s where you’re getting the high percentage of calcium. Similar to spinach the calcium content increases after lightly cooking (thanks for the tip Mom).

Don’t weed and trash, weed and eat!

CATEGORY: Health & Wellness

lisa4thegoods

Chef and Owner at the Goods. Food is at the root of everything, it has the power to impact our health, wellbeing and spirituality, the economy, environment and overall health of this planet.

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I guess I’m going to actually have to eat this, huh? It’s hard to shift the gardener mind when it has been trained to pull, pull pull and pile, pile, pile. Thanks for the tip!

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