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Jamaican wild calaloo

Amaranthus viridis (wild calaloo)

Amaranthus viridis is a plant species commonly known as slender amaranth or green amaranth. It belongs to the Amaranthaceae family and is widely distributed in tropical and subtropical regions. It is used as a vegetable in many cuisines and is known for its nutritional value and medicinal properties. The leaves, stems, and seeds of Amaranthus viridis are edible and can be used in various dishes. It is also used in traditional medicine to treat various ailments such as diarrhea, fever, and skin infections. In Jamaica, it is called, bush calaloo, wild calaloo, canepiece calaloo. Prepare it and cook it just like the regular calaloo


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