Fathen – C. album

In Northern Europe fathen (Chenopodium album), which is a global weed species, was a secondary crop in Denmark during the Iron Age (1200 BC – 400 AD) (Stokes and Rowley-Conwy 2002), both the seeds and the leaves.

Chenopodium album was also used as a pasture for milking cows in Denmark under World War II (1940-1945), as farmers found out that it secured good milk production and quality with lack of protein import.