Callaloo is the name of a traditional West Indian dish (also known as Pepperpot Soup), but it is also the name of a leafy green spinach-type vegetable that is used in a number of West Indian dishes. It is a common saying that a woman must know how to cook callaloo to get a man, so you might want to think twice before you start experimenting with this lovely little veggie… =)

Callaloo (or Amaranth) is rich in iron and other minerals. It is sometimes considered a weed, but in the Caribbean it is cultivated and used in cooking.

In the UK you can buy Callaloo in tins (I’ve yet to find fresh Callaloo, but that doesn’t mean that you cant…) in shops with a specialised Caribbean section. And if that is not an option for you, you can visit our shop Ya Man! and get yourself a nice little stash for your kitchen.


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