Bledo is a plant of the chenopodiaceae family, with a creeping stem, with triangular green leaves and red flowers. The scientific name of the bledo plant is “amaranthus” comes from the Greek origin “amaratos” which means “not withered“.
The word bledo is of Latin origin “blitum” and, this in turn from the Greek “bliton” which means “tasteless” since they considered this plant tasteless.
This plant is grown in the United States, Peru, Mexico and other countries in Central America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and China. In Mexico, the bledo plant is known as: quelite or quintonil.
Bledo and its medicinal properties
The sludge has a high content of amino acids such as lysine and methionine, as well as a high content of magnesium, potassium, sodium, calcium, iron and phosphorus. Due to the properties of the sludge, this plant can stimulate brain processes and be considered as a cerebral oxygenator.
However, due to its high nutritional value, the milk is used for different recipes such as: tortilla, empanadas, salads, among others, managing to balance fluids and keep the kidneys, heart and muscles healthy. Also, with the intake of food that contains enough helps consumers control the values of anemia, the nervous system, prevents osteoporosis.
Individuals suffering from constipation, stomach problems, it is advisable to boil water with the leaves of the soup and take the infusion, apart from the aforementioned benefits, it prevents colon cancer, liver problems. Similarly, some specialists claim that a cup of infusion of milk helps control diabetes.
I do not care
Likewise, the word bledo is an insignificant thing, of little or no value. Some researchers indicate that the sludge was eaten boiled or used as a poultry feed, but it had no flavor and, consequently, it was neglected. That is why, when you hear the colloquial expression “I don’t give a damn ” it means that a situation or person is indifferent or unimportant, for example: “I don’t give a damn if you’re on foot”.