It can be used in all the ways that rice is used, either as a sweet or as a savoury dish. Redwood City Seed Company Catalog of Ecoseeds 2014. They are also broken down to a large extent in the cooking process. Southern Huauzontle, Pitseed goosefoot, Nuttall's goosefoot, Bush's goosefoot, Zschack's goosefoot, Goosefoot, Fremont's goosefoot, Pringle's goosefoot. Chenopodium nuttalliae is an annual plant that can grow up to 0.60 metres tall. Whilst that species has been widely cultivated as a seed crop, though, this species was grown more for its edible flowering stem[264]. * Important announcements and news All plant pages have their own unique code. Huauzontle is used to season salads, ahuautles in pasilla sauce, and beef fillets. Saponins are much more toxic to some creatures, such as fish, and hunting tribes have traditionally put large quantities of them in streams, lakes etc in order to stupefy or kill the fish[K]. Seed - sow spring in situ. QR Codes are barcodes that can be read by mobile phone (smartphone) cameras. Used like broccoli, they are considered a gourmet food[183]. Chenopodium nuttalliae. However, many of the species in this genus contain saponins, though usually in quantities too small to do any harm. Chenopodium nuttalliae; Open pollinated. If available other names are mentioned here, Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Wind. If you have questions about a plant please use the Forum on this website as we do not have the resources to answer questions ourselves. Like quinoa, another plant in the genus Chenopodium, huauzontle contains saponins, albeit in lesser quantities. The mature seeds can also be ground into flour to make tortillas. Bright red leaves on four foot plants, with flower heads similar to lamb’s quarters. The close relationship between this ancient meso-American crop and quinoa are obvious as soon as it blooms. While saponins are toxic to humans, huauzontle contains such small amounts that they pose no risk. We will not sell or share your email address. Huauzontle is an Aztec plant with a flavor like broccoli, the tender tips and leaves are used for salads, cooked in butter with onion and garlic like spinach. IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status : Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. We are working on a subset of plants in the PFAF database identified as having the most potential for inclusion in such designs. The seed is fairly small but is easy to harvest. 3. We are adding search terms and icons to those plants pages, and providing a range of search options aligned to categories of plants and crop yields, with Help facilities including videos. The seed should be soaked in water overnight and then thoroughly rinsed to wash off the bitter tasting saponins. Type a value in the Celsius field to convert the value to Fahrenheit: Plants For A Future have a number of books available in paperback and digital form. In addition, it has a high nutritional level, which makes it an excellent grain alternative in regions with difficulties sowing other types of cereals. Although it is said to require a fairly long growing season in order to crop well, plants grown in Cornwall in the cool wet summer of 1992 did very well[K]. Our new book to be released soon is Edible Shrubs. Chenopodium nuttalliae is a ANNUAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft). Stay informed about PFAFs progress, challenges and hopes by signing up for our free email ePost. This species is closely related to quinoa, C. quinoa, and both might have originated from the same wild species[264]. The raw leaves should only be eaten in small quantities, see the notes above on toxicity. Please donate to support our ‘Plants to Save the Planet’ Project. 1. Hydrochloric acid, sodium hydroxide and ethanol were analytical grade and purchased from J.T. Copy and print the QR code to a plant label, poster, book, website, magazines, newspaper etc and even t-shirts. While it is eaten throughout Mexico, it is most commonly consumed in the center of the country, especially in the states of Tlaxcala, Mexico, Guerrero, Morelos, and in the south of Mexico City.