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Sep 11, 2013 07:08 PM

ISO amaranth greens

Anyone seen them lately?


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  1. I believe these are the vivid purple vegetables that are shaped similar to snow pea shoots? If that's right, then I've seen them recently at Oceans.

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    1. re: Nevy

      Thank you! Unfortunately I live near Woodbine and Danforth, so that would be a tremendous trek, even given how much I am addicted to them, hahaha!

    2. There are 70 different species of amaranth, several of them are used for culinary purposes somewhere in the world. So we could be talking about one of several different related plants.

      Jamaicans and Guyanese call amaranth greens calalloo (which can lead to confusion since other Caribbean islands use the same name to refer to the greens of other plants) I mention this because there's been a vendor at the Leslieville market on Sundays selling bunches of calalloo greens.

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      1. re: bytepusher

        Any kind of edible amaranth would be great. Thanks for the tip!

        1. re: Full tummy

          I *think* I saw the amaranth greens at Al Premium, which is somewhat close to you. Can try calling first though.

          1. re: Chester Eleganté

            I have seen Amaranth greens at my local Vietnamese grocery store in Windsor. I think you might have luck at the various Chinese and Vietnamese shops in the Gerrard and Broadview area. Fu Yao or T&T might have them.

            1. re: 1sweetpea

              Yes, I will check them out. It's just hard to drive around from place to place, so any sightings are very helpful.

                1. re: foodyDudey

                  Yes, I have it too! But too woody to be eaten now. Next spring and early summer it will be on my table!

        2. this may be a bit of a haul but BTrust market in mississauga has red amaranth on sale this weekend.