Pitseed Goosefoot

Pitseed Goosefoot
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Chenopodium berlandieri, also called Pitseed Goosefoot, Southern Huauzontle, and Lambsquarters, is a species of goosefoot native to North America, where it is very common in temperate regions and distributed throughout much of the continent.[1]

It is a fast-growing, upright, weedy annual plant growing to 10–105 cm tall. The leaves are variable in shape, roughly triangular, 1.2-12 cm (rarely 15 cm) long and 0.5-7 cm (rarely 9 cm) broad.[1]

The species includes the following varieties:[1]

It is capable of hybridizing with the related introduced European Chenopodium album, which it resembles, giving the hybrid C. × variabile Aellen.[2]

Although widely regarded today as a weed, this species was once part of the Eastern Agricultural Complex of prehistoric North America, and was a fully domesticated pseudocereal crop, similar to the closely related quinoa C. quinoa.

Categories: Amaranthaceae | Crops originating from the Americas | Edible nuts and seeds | Grains | Leaf vegetables | Stem vegetables



But how does it taste?

Oh, what an extremely funny name!!! To be sure, I’ve heard of lambs quarters. A friend learned a lot about wild foods and she has shared her knowledge with me.

Pitseed Goosefoot is an annual herbaceous plant belonging to the family Goosefoot. It is widespread in North America. It is upright and fast growing plant that reaches to a height of more than 3 meters. It is mainly cultivated for its shoot and is used as a vegetable. It is domestically used as a pseudocereal crop in Mexico. It is used as breakfast cereal for its high protein content. It has many uses including curing headaches, promoting cardiovascular well being…