Known as Magenta Spreen, Purple Goosefoot, Giant Lambsquarters
Heirloom native to India
The leaves are green with magenta growing tips and covered in a fine iridescent magenta dust. The flavor is akin to spinach.
Magenta Spreen is a relative of quinoa and produces edible seeds. The plant contains good amounts of vitamins A, C, K, calcium, iron, phosphorus and potassium, as well as saponins. It also contains oxalic acid.