shoots are edible raw. young leaves are edible raw. flowers are edible raw. flower bud clusters can be cooked as vegetable. stem pith can be added to soups as thickener. warning: may act as a laxtative if eaten in quantity.

Common Orache (Atriplex Patula) in Ontario. Somewhat edible, but see warnings before consuming.

Edible raw but best used to flavour food. Sprinkle powdered leaves on berries, drying meat to repel insects.