IN SEASON - June, September, October
Peppery, crispy mustard greens, also known as leaf mustard, is indeed one of the most nutritious green-leafy vegetables available around. Its lovely top greens have actually more vitamin A, carotenes, vitamin K, and flavonoid anti-oxidants than some of commonly consumed fruits and vegetables.
This crispy leafy green is obtained from mustard plant belonging to the Brassica family, which also includes cabbage, broccoli, brussels sprouts, etc. Scientific name: Brassica juncea.
Mustard Greens can be stored in a bag in the fridge for up to a week.
Add mustard greens to your salad for a lively, peppery accent. You can saute them, but they can also be boiled or braised. Short cooking is the best way to preserve the flavor and texture of mustard greens. Overcooking will cause greens to become soft and mushy.