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Mustard Greens


Inventory, 24 ct : 2.26
This item was last sold on : 01/25/21
     

Description/Taste


Mustard greens have broad, wavy frilled leaves with longitudinal veins and a deep green color. The upright leaves are supported by coarse stems that can be quite fibrous when fully mature. Smaller leaves are considerably tenderer, while larger Mustard greens require cooking. They have a succulent yet crunchy texture and a robust flavor reminiscent of pepper and horseradish.

Seasons/Availability


Mustard greens may be found year-round with peak season fall through spring.

Current Facts


Mustard greens are also commonly referred to as Indian mustard, Chinese mustard, or leaf mustard, and botanically classified as Brassica juncea. It is a generic name that is applied to many different varieties, including white, green and red varieties. Mustard greens are of this genus should not be confused with those of the the Sinapis alba species, a completely different genus of mustard plants that is responsible for seed production used in making the eponymous condiment.

Nutritional Value


Mustard greens contain compounds which have cancer preventing benefits, including antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and natural detoxifying properties.

Applications


Mustard greens can be used in both cooked and raw preparations, depending upon their maturity. They are commonly implemented as a salad green, pot herb or braising green. Mustard greens pair well with rich meats such as pork, lamb and sausages, creamy sauces, aged and melting cheeses, apples, peaches, cucumbers, citrus, vinegars, especially apple cider and rice, nuts like pistachios and hazelnuts, herbs and spices including cumin, cilantro, dill, garlic, fennel and coriander. The seeds of the mustard plant can be sprouted and eaten raw or dried and used as a spice or in pickling brine, and of course, to make the eponymous condiment.

Ethnic/Cultural Info


Mustard plants contain volatile oils which have strong antimicrobial (bacteria and fungi) properties. These properties make mustard greens a choice cover crop to plant as an organic pesticide for weeds and soil born-pathogens.

Geography/History


Mustard greens are native to India. The first varietal differentiation of mustard greens was cultivated in China near Sichuan. Mustard greens have been naturalized throughout the northern hemisphere from Japan to Europe to South and North America. Though very tolerable of a variety of climate and soil conditions, Mustard greens prefer rich organic nutrient-dense soils, full sun and cool temperatures for efficient and fast growth.

Featured Restaurants


Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
Viejas Casino Grove Steakhouse  Alpine CA   800-295-3172
Landons East Meets West  San Marcos CA   760-304-4560
Union Kitchen & Tap (Encinitas)  Encinitas CA   760-230-2337

Recipe Ideas


Recipes that include Mustard Greens. One is easiest, three is harder.
The New York Times Chickpea Stew With Orzo and Mustard Greens
Malaysian Chinese Kitchen Wat Tan Gai Choy
Instructables Cooking Mustard Green Chips
Nourished Kitchen Spicy Mustard Green Pesto
The New York Times Quick Steamed Flounder With Ginger-Garlic Mustard Greens
Three Many Cooks Braised Mustard Greens with Proscuitto
Ciao Chow Linda Spaghetti with Mustard Greens, Garlic and Bread Crumbs
China Sichuan Food Mustard Green Stir Fry
Garden Betty Vietnamese Pickled Mustard Greens
Alexandra's Kitchen Farro Salad with Toasted Pine Nuts, Currants, & Mustard Greens
the other 3...
Small Footprint Family Mustard Greens with Garlic Mayonnaise
Taste of Southern Southern Style Mustard Greens
Oatmeal With a Fork Life Changing Green Drink

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