Magnificent Mizuna

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.