The green cousin of this leafy vegetable is known as White Goosefoot/Chenopodium album. They taste the same and grow into weed-like proportions. Some of these plants have come up on my tomato patch. I don’t pull them up early, I let them grow to a size bigger than this, more like fattening the goose!;) The purple stands out against that pale green. hardly the colour or the look that one usually associates with a weed!!
Most vegetables when placed side by side look most attractive. Here’s a platter of the hottest chillies in the world and roselle, both red and green. The sour fruit is cooked and added to fish and other dishes. They are also made into jam and jelly.
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