Need Gongura seed?

sharminNovember 8, 2006

I need Gongura seeds (RED AND GREEN). Can some one share? I will exchange Dill seeds or Oregano herb seeds. Please email at

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Gongura seeds are available from seeds of India.Another name for it is Jamican sorrel.Hindi name ambadi Bhaji.
There are 2 varieties. Both of them are easy to grow.
They grow four feet plus.
You can also get thotakoora, the andhra variety of amarathus and the north Indian variety of of amaranthus from the same seeds of India.
you can get most of the seeds or plants here including
Nandi vardhanam,
pari Jatham
all varieties of Jasmine
including drumstick(munaga here)

    Bookmark   November 9, 2006 at 11:02PM
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npthaskell(coastal oregon)

How acidic is Gongura sorrel compared to European / American garden sorrels?

    Bookmark   November 11, 2006 at 7:49PM
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It is a bit sour in taste.I have not compared to american sorrel.
There are 2 asian varities.Light green and dark green.They grow quite tall at least 4to 5 feet.

    Bookmark   November 11, 2006 at 11:56PM
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npthaskell(coastal oregon)

I enjoyed eating a red-veined sorrel in salad. This variety was highly ornamental in the garden, and in the plate. I would only add a few leaves per salad, once every few days, because I was afraid of the potential toxicity of oxalic acid. I've also had one or two types of all-green (european?) sorrels that were a little bit more sour.

How is Gongura eaten in India? Ie., does cooking reduce acidity? I have never tried cooking any sorrel.

Perhaps I should have asked how does the acidity compare to that of spinach, raw & cooked? All raw sorrels that I have eaten were more sour than any spinach -- more like lemon fruit.

    Bookmark   November 13, 2006 at 1:56AM
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In India it is never consumed uncooked.Cooked with lentils
(boiled), fried and added like mint leaves to bring some other vegetables or meat.

    Bookmark   November 13, 2006 at 1:55PM
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Hi guys Please do not try eating Raw gongura..May be the tiny tiny young leaves are okay..But raw gongura is fed to baby calves to clear the intestinal contents.

    Bookmark   November 24, 2006 at 2:37PM
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You can buy the seeds at

    Bookmark   November 28, 2006 at 10:39AM
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