Other uses and values
Young leaves of rough pigweed are used as salad greens when the plant is
only a few inches tall, before the stem becomes woody. Fresh young
plants can also be used as a potherb. Seeds are edible whole or ground
into meal. However, because rough pigweed concentrates nitrates, it
should be used in moderation, particularly when taken from
nitrate-fertilized areas .
- 9. Elias, Thomas S.; Dykeman, Peter A. 1982. Field guide to North American edible wild plants. [Place of publication unknown]
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