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== About Fat hen ==
 
== About Fat hen ==
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Wikipedia Article [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fat_hen About Fat Hen on Wikipedia]
 
Wikipedia Article [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fat_hen About Fat Hen on Wikipedia]
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Fat Hen (Chenopodium album), also called white goosefoot, lamb's quarters, lambsquarters, or pigweed, is a fast-growing, upright, weedy annual species of goosefoot, very common in temperate regions, growing almost everywhere in soils rich in nitrogen, especially on wasteland. Its pollen can contribute to hayfever-like allergies. It tends to grow upright at first, reaching heights of 30-80 cm, but typically becomes recumbent after flowering (due to the weight of the foliage and seeds) unless supported by other plants.
 
Fat Hen (Chenopodium album), also called white goosefoot, lamb's quarters, lambsquarters, or pigweed, is a fast-growing, upright, weedy annual species of goosefoot, very common in temperate regions, growing almost everywhere in soils rich in nitrogen, especially on wasteland. Its pollen can contribute to hayfever-like allergies. It tends to grow upright at first, reaching heights of 30-80 cm, but typically becomes recumbent after flowering (due to the weight of the foliage and seeds) unless supported by other plants.
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The opposite leaves can be very varied in appearance. The first leaves, near the base of the plant, are toothed and roughly diamond-shaped, 3-7 cm long and 3-6 cm broad. The leaves on the upper part of the flowering stems are entire and lanceolate-rhomboid, 1-5 cm long and 0.4-2 cm broad. The leaves are waxy-coated, unwettable and mealy in appearance, with a whitish coat on the underside.
 
The opposite leaves can be very varied in appearance. The first leaves, near the base of the plant, are toothed and roughly diamond-shaped, 3-7 cm long and 3-6 cm broad. The leaves on the upper part of the flowering stems are entire and lanceolate-rhomboid, 1-5 cm long and 0.4-2 cm broad. The leaves are waxy-coated, unwettable and mealy in appearance, with a whitish coat on the underside.
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The species has a very complex taxonomy and has been divided in numerous microspecies, subspecies and varieties, but it is difficult to differentiate between them. Published names and synonyms include C. album var. microphyllum, C. album var. missouriense, C. album var. stevensii, C. album subsp. striatum, C. acerifolium, C. centrorubrum, C. giganteum, C. jenissejense, C. lanceolatum, C. pedunculare and C. probstii. It also hybridises readily with several other Chenopodium species, including C. berlandieri, C. ficifolium, C. opulifolium, C. strictum and C. suecicum.
 
The species has a very complex taxonomy and has been divided in numerous microspecies, subspecies and varieties, but it is difficult to differentiate between them. Published names and synonyms include C. album var. microphyllum, C. album var. missouriense, C. album var. stevensii, C. album subsp. striatum, C. acerifolium, C. centrorubrum, C. giganteum, C. jenissejense, C. lanceolatum, C. pedunculare and C. probstii. It also hybridises readily with several other Chenopodium species, including C. berlandieri, C. ficifolium, C. opulifolium, C. strictum and C. suecicum.
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== [[:Category:Production of Fat hen|Production of Fat hen]] ==
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== [[:Category:Buying Fat hen|Buying Fat hen]] ==
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=== [[:Category:Fat hen Variations|Fat hen Variations]] ===
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== [[:Category:Preparing Fat hen|Preparing Fat hen]] ==
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== [[:Category:Cooking Fat hen|Cooking Fat hen]] ==
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* [[Stir-Frying Fat hen|Stir-frying Fat hen]]
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* [[Steaming Fat hen]]
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* [[Boiling Fat hen]]
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* [[Pan-Frying Fat hen]]
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* [[Roasting Fat hen]]
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* [[Stewing Fat hen]]
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== [[:Category:Storing Fat hen|Storing Fat hen]] ==
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== [[:Category:Fat hen Nutrition|Fat hen Nutrition]] ==
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* [[:Category:Fat hen Nutrient Charts|Fat hen Nutrient Charts]]
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=== [[:Category:Fat hen Nutritional Research|Fat hen Nutritional Research]] ===
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== [[:Category:Fat hen Recipes|Fat hen Recipes]] ==
 
== [[:Category:Fat hen Recipes|Fat hen Recipes]] ==
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'''Add a Fat hen Recipe to Recipes Wiki:'''
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* [[:Category:Fat hen Recipes|Fat hen Recipes]]
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* [[:Category:Fat hen Recipes by Cooking Method|Fat hen Recipes by Cooking Method]]
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** [[:Category:Stir-fry Fat hen Recipes|Stir-fry Fat hen Recipes]]
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** [[:Category:Steamed Fat hen Recipes|Steamed Fat hen Recipes]]
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** [[:Category:Boiled Fat hen Recipes|Boiled Fat hen Recipes]]
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** [[:Category:Pan-fry Fat hen Recipes|Pan-fry Fat hen Recipes]]
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** [[:Category:Roasted Fat hen Recipes|Roasted Fat hen Recipes]]
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** [[:Category:Stewed Fat hen Recipes|Stewed Fat hen Recipes]]
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* [[:Category:Fat hen Recipes by Preparation Time|Fat hen Recipes by Preparation Time]]
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* [[:Category:Fat hen Recipes by Cost|Fat hen Recipes by Cost]]
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* [[:Category:Fat hen Recipes by Dish Type|Fat hen Recipes by Dish Type]]
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** [[:Category:Fat hen Soup Recipes|Fat hen Soup Recipes]]
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** [[:Category:Fat hen Salad Recipes|Fat hen Salad Recipes]]
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** [[:Category:Fat hen Side Dish Recipes|Fat hen Side Dish Recipes]]
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==== Fat hen Related Recipes ====
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* [[:Category:Fat hen|Category Fat hen]]
   
 
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