This photo is NOT quelites. The produce manager misidentified this.
This is NOT quelites, either.
The 3 pix below are quelites. The cashier said so! And she wouldn't lie.
|Quelites seeds or blossoms|
|Definitely quelites, I suppose.|
Try as I may to identify this species of greens, I cannot. It may be, in English, Red Root Amaranth. The amaranth I see at Latin markets has a very different look and odor than this however.
What recipe I could find calls for cooking it for either soup, or omelettes. A quick gloss of the literature suggests draining the cooking water as is would have oxalic acid in it. And while not lethal, it would give a stomach ache on ingestion.
This post is therefore a work-in-progress. For now.