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Monday, July 14, 2014

AMARANTH : BAYAM BELANG


This is my vegetable's collection, Bayam Belang or striped amaranth  (Amaranthus tricolor).


It's less popular than the green and the red variety.
Here, the most popular is the green one.



Actually this vegetable is a new comer here.
It's popular about last few years.


A fast growing leafy vegetables.
Only needs four or five weeks after sowing, this vegetable is ready to be harvested.



It's really a tasty vegetable for traditional soup 'Sayur Bening'.
Contains  so many vitamins and minerals.
A healthy food...


14 comments:

  1. I have grown this Amaranth from seed too in the past, but we do not use it as a vegetable. In the ornamental garden we let it bloom.

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    1. This Amaranth is well known as greens that rich in vitamins and minerals. This vegetable is also a beautiful foliage, I think.

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  2. Do the different colours taste differently?

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  3. I have a variety of it that grows as a weed but I don't know of anyone that eats it. It grows over my head and it takes a strong blade to cut it. It seems to draw a lot of beetles which eat it rather than the garden plants so I leave some of it as it helps with insects.

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    1. This is a tasty vegetables, so there are a lot of grasshopper, beetles, caterpillars and other that visiting and eating the leaves. It's not easy to find a leaf without holes on it.

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  4. I didn't know you can eat leaves. I thought that only grains are edible. Where will you grow them when they get bigger? Or do you collect them while they are still small?

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    1. I usually pick them while they are still small, about 30 cm on height, or about 4-6 week after sowing. On this stage, this vegetable is on the best taste and texture.

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  5. I really like the fact that this plant can be harvested so quickly! And the fact that it is healthy is a double bonus! Happy week to you!!! Nicole xo

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    1. Yeah, I like early harvest crops. They only need short period on growing. It's really much better for my little garden.
      Thank you for visiting, and have a wonderful week.

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  6. salam endah,
    bayam belang ni nmpk seolah pokok hiasan kan?

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    1. Salam Ana,
      You're right. Beautiful foliage.

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  7. I'd seen the seeds of amaranth but I didn't buy them, I'd definitely sow them next year, I'd like to taste them :)

    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. It has a very good nutrition, so it's really good for our children. Here, we use to put some amaranth leaves on porridge for our babies.
      Thank you for coming!

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