It’s #VeggieWednesday – and today, it’s all about mustard greens! Mustard greens are the leaves of the mustard plant (a cruciferous veggie), and we grow 3 varieties of mustard greens: Green Wave, Red Giant, and Amara. Mustard greens have crumpled or flat leaves that have scalloped, frilled, or lacy edges. Mustard greens are packed full of nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, folic acid, glucosinolates, phytonutrients, and vitamins C and K.
Here are pictures of Green Wave mustard greens from our fields:
The mustard plant produces brown seeds that are used to make Dijon mustard, and mustard greens are probably the most pungent cooking green and have a spicy and peppery taste and bite. Mustard greens are found in many Asian, African-American, Italian, and southern dishes. Mustard greens can be enjoyed in salads, steamed, sautéed, stir-fried, tossed into soups, or braised.
Here are pictures of Red Giant mustard greens we grow:
Here are some mustard green recipes to try:
And here are pictures of Amara mustard greens that we grow:
If you get a chance, be sure to try mustard greens, and perhaps mustard greens will become a favorite of yours!!