Chenopodium nutalliae.


Taken from the Aztec/Nahuatl words, this plan's local name mean "hairy amaranth". We are excited to be able to offer this underutilized Mesoamerican grain thanks to our grower Chris Wallen. Like amaranth, huauzontle is very resistant to cold and dry climates, and grows even in poor soil. As with other members of the same family (quinoa, amaranth, etc.), the leaves, branches, flowers, and seeds of huauzontle are all edible. The plant is used both as a herb and as a vegetable in Mexican cuisine. During the reign of Moctezuma, huauzontle and amaranth were the fourth most important crops, after maize, beans, and chia. Many towns paid tribute to the Aztec empire in huauzontle!


1/4-1/2 tsp per packet.