Mizuna, also known as Japanese Mustard Greens, looks similar to arugula, but has a different flavor. It is a delicate leaf with a mild flavor, slightly spicy. The lettuce is a specialty item and not easy to find. Look for it at Asian markets and farm markets, still available locally. Mizuna is a nutrition powerhouse:
- Low in calories
- High in folic acid
- High in vitamin A and carotenoids (nutritive chemicals that exist in plant and animal pigments)
- High in imune boosting vitamin C
- High in iron
- High in antioxidants, which help prevent certain cancers.
Use Mizuna to power up your salads, or eat it by itself, add to soups, appetizers, sautés, smoothies, juices.