Fat Hen, also known as Lamb's Quarters, Melde and Goosefoot, is
cultivated as a grain and vegetable crop, as well as animal feed,
in Asia and Africa, but in Europe and North America it is regarded
as a weed.
The leaves and young shoots can be eaten as a leaf
vegetable, steamed like spinach, but should be eaten in moderation due to high
levels of oxalic acid. Yoghurt helps to neutralise this plantís oxalic acid.