Lambsquarters AKA wild spinach!!

Look at what we found! Took me awhile to finally find it but I did 😀 I am so excited!!! Here is some info you might just want to know :).

The leaves are used as a wild spinach substitute, but it has way more nutrients!!! I will list the value under this post!! You can throw some in salads, make a stir fry, or put some in soups, casseroles. Lambsquarters is also known as the Prince of greens!!

Nutrition (per half cup)


Lambsquarters seeds

Protein 19.6 grams
Fat 4.2 grams
Carbs 57.7 grams
Fiber 27.1 grams
Calcium 1036 mg
Potassium 1687 mg
Niacin 3800 ug
Iron 64 mg

Lambsquarters Shoots
Protein 3.5 g
Carbs 5.5 g
Calcium 324 mg
Potassium 684 mg
Beta Carotene 3800 ug
Niacin 1000 ug
Iron 1.5 mg

Health Benefits
You can also use all parts as a poultice for swelling, rheumatism and arthritis
You can chew raw for toothaches
Capsules filled with Lambsquarter dried powder, make a potent vitamin

FUN FACTS TO KNOW AND TELL
Lambsquarter is the second highest in nutrition of all wild foods. Amaranth will take place for #1
The gritty feel is pollen…rinse well
CAUTIONS
Lambsquarter can absorb nitrate from contaminated soil so be careful where you harvest this plant
and watch out it has a poisonous look-a-like (Nettleleaf goosefoot) but it’s rank odor reveals its identity.
Lambsquarter is a relative of the spinach. Avoid too much raw consumption of plants this plant it has a heavy oxalic acid content. So best if you Cook it for it will destroy some of the oxalic acid. So if you are using some for salad and smoothies use lemon juice to neutralize the oxalic acid and this will help prevent kidney stones.

So enjoy guys keep an eye out for some delicious lambsquarters!