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ISO amaranth greens

Full tummy Sep 11, 2013 07:08 PM

Anyone seen them lately?


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  1. Nevy RE: Full tummy Sep 11, 2013 07:16 PM

    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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      Full tummy RE: Nevy Sep 11, 2013 08:15 PM

      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!

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      bytepusher RE: Full tummy Sep 11, 2013 08:56 PM

      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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        Full tummy RE: bytepusher Sep 12, 2013 05:24 AM

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

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          Chester Eleganté RE: Full tummy Oct 9, 2013 11:30 AM

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

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            1sweetpea RE: Chester Eleganté Oct 9, 2013 05:18 PM

            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.

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              Full tummy RE: 1sweetpea Oct 9, 2013 05:37 PM

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

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                foodyDudey RE: Full tummy Oct 9, 2013 06:26 PM

                I saw some growing in my backyard!

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                  Full tummy RE: foodyDudey Oct 9, 2013 06:51 PM

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

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              Full tummy RE: Chester Eleganté Oct 9, 2013 05:36 PM

              Will do. Thanks!

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          youdonut RE: Full tummy Oct 11, 2013 09:47 AM

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


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