Lambsquarters is a leafy green vegetable which grows throughout much of North America but it is generally regarded as a weed. It is one of the most nutritious plant foods available yet gardeners routinely pull it up from their gardens as a "pest" and throw it in the compost.

Lambsquarters is not typically sold in grocery stores, but it can sometimes be found at local farmers markets.

See also Leafy Greens.

Serving size: 100 g
Region: Throughout Europe, Asia, and North America


Calcium 309 mg 26%
Copper 0.3 mg 15%
Fiber 4 g 16%
Iron 1.2 mg 8%
Manganese 0.8 mg 27%
Potassium 452 mg 13%
Protein/Amino Acids 4.2 g 8% A good source of all 9 essential amino acids in the proper ratios.
Vitamin A 11601 IU 232%
Vitamin B1/Thiamin 0.2 mg 13%
Vitamin B2/Riboflavin 0.4 mg 24%
Vitamin B3/Niacin 1.2 mg 6%
Vitamin B6 0.3 mg 17%
Vitamin B9/Folate 30 mcg 15%
Vitamin C 80 mg 133%
Zinc 0.4 mg 3%