Amaranthus cruentus

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Noun1.Amaranthus cruentus - tall showy tropical American annual having hairy stems and long spikes of usually red flowers above leaves deeply flushed with purpleAmaranthus cruentus - tall showy tropical American annual having hairy stems and long spikes of usually red flowers above leaves deeply flushed with purple; seeds often used as cereal
amaranth - any of various plants of the genus Amaranthus having dense plumes of green or red flowers; often cultivated for food
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What: Amaranth leaf, African spinach and also known in Ghana as alefu and fotete.
These run from a simple lentil soup at pounds 4 to molokhia or East African spinach cooked with onion, garlic and spices.
The basics are olive oil, octopus, snails and vlita, a vegetable the Chinese call African spinach. These are supplemented by a variety of vegetables, including a few that grow in the wild; pulses such as chickpeas; fish, including sardines and sea bream; chicken, lamb, rabbit, and sheep and goat's cheese.

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