Botanical Name: Brassica juncea
Common Name: Purple Mustard and red mustard leaf
Description: Purple Mustard baby greens have a beautiful mulberry and green leaf. They are quite striking. Purple Mustard has a pleasing mild peppery taste that is hard not to enjoy. It can be added to stir frys, salads and soup to add a little zest.
- Purple mustard greens are planted for decorative purposes as well as a vegetable.
- Purple mustard’s roots can be traced back to Japan.
- Mustard oil is commonly used in Russia in lieu of olive oil.
The following nutrient values are for 1 cup (56 g) of raw mustard greens provided by the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 22 (2009):
|Vitamin C||39.2 mg|
|Vitamin E||1.13 mg|