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Vlita - Leafy Amaranth - Albersia

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In Greek: βλήτα, pronounced VLEE-tah
Photo of Vlita - Greek Palmer Amaranth
Photo © Jim Stanfield
Vlita (amaranth) is one of the favorite greens for making salads on Crete. This wild green is just one of many gathered in the countryside that find their way onto tables in homes across Greece as horta, leafy green salads. It can be cultivated.

Use Vlita to make

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