Good King Henry

Young leaves and young shoots are eaten as a vegetable. Leaves are prepared as a kind of spinach, while shoots are eaten like asparagus.

Good King Henry has in the past often been cultivated as a vegetable in cottage gardens but is now rarely grown.

Names

Scientific
   Chenopodium bonus-henricus
English
   Good King Henry
   Perennial goosefoot
   Poor-man’s Asparagus
Dutch
   Brave hendrik
Spanish
   Espárrago de los pobres
   Espárrago del Rey Enrique
French
   Chénopode bon-henri
   Épinard sauvage
German
   Guter Heinrich
   Wilder Spinat
Italian
   Farinello buon-enrico

Taxonomy

Genus
   Chenopodium
Family
   Amaranthaceae
Order
   Caryophyllales

Crop categories

Vegetables
Leaf vegetables
Stem vegetables
Food crops
Temperate crops

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