Mustard Greens

Description

Among leafy vegetables, mustard greens provide some of the highest concentrations of three powerful antioxidants: vitamin K, A, and C. This helps boost detoxification activities in the body, which is vital in supporting cardiovascular health. This pungent and peppery green adds a flavorful kick to salads, or can be cooked down for a softer taste.

Storage

Refrigerate the greens in an airtight plastic bag, unwashed and away from liquids. This will help the greens stay fresh for up to a week.

Preparation

Rinse in cold water, removing parts that have wilted or have holes. If cooking, chop leaves into 1/2-inch slices.

Usage

Toss the fresh leaves in a salad or stir into sauces or soups. Sauté with garlic or simmer in a broth with bacon.

Nutrition

Serving Size 1 1/2 cups, chopped
Amount/Serving
Calories 20
Calories from Fat 0
Daily Value
Total Fat 0 0%
Saturated Fat 0 0%
Trans Fat 0 0%
Cholesterol 0 0%
Sodium 20mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 1g
Protein 2g
Calcium 8%
Iron 6%
Vitamin A 180%
Vitamin C 100%

Mustard greens are a natural diuretic and a good source of calcium, fiber, and protein. They also help support vision and regulate blood pressure.

Availability

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Flavor Profile

Mustard greens are robust with a pungent flavor similar to mustard or horseradish. When raw, mustard greens are crunchy.