By Sarah Fiorello

leaf and flower

Amaranth spp.

Amaranth is the main ingredient of a spicy side dish known as callaloo, a popular dish in Jamaica and Belize that originated in West Africa. In other countries of the Caribbean­—including Trinidad, Tobago, and the Dominican Republic—taro is used instead of amaranth in a similar dish called Callaloo.

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