One of the lesser known green nutrient powerhouses, Mustard Greens (Brassica juncea) is a spicy treat rich in anti-oxidants packed with high amounts of 16 vitamins and minerals. Like all members of the cabbage (Brassica) family, Mustard Greens feature the known cancer fighting phytonutrients glucosinolates.
Excellent Source of:
Vitamin A. Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin E
Serving Size 56g (~1 cup chopped)
Amount Per Serving
Calories from fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 14 mg
Total Carbohydrate 3 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Sugars 1 g
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your Daily value may be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs.
Mustard Greens Smoothie Recipe:
1 cup Mustard Greens chopped
~1/2 cup water
Spicy sweet and delicious.
Believed to have originated in the eastern mediterranean, Mustard Greens are spicy and soulful often adding a pungent, peppery flavor to your dish. Known mostly for their seeds that give us the mustard condiment, there are many varieties of this robust green displaying flat, toothed, scalloped, or frilly leaves with a flavor ranging from mild to super peppery. While best known as a winter green growing from December through April, Mustard Greens are available all year long. Reported health benefits of eating raw Mustard Greens include: fighting cancer, reducing high Blood Pressure, relieving arthritis, and assisting with easy menopause.
* Nutrition Source: USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference
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