Botanical Name: Brassica juncea
Common names: Red mustard, Indian mustard, mustard greens and leaf mustard
Description: It is a beautiful forest green graduating to a deep burgundy color that adds not only color to the most tasty salads, but it provides a smooth peppery contrast to the more buttery microgreen mixes. Red mustard is commonly found on menus in China, Japan, India and Europe. It is a cool season annual that has its origins in China.
- Red mustard is used in many ways such as for food in salads, as garnishes, sauteed or braised.
- Its beautiful color variation make it suitable to use in colorful, decorative gardens.
- It has attributes that enable its use in phytoremediation.
- Red mustard can be used as a cover crop and mulch for other crops.
Nutritional values: Red Mustard provides a healthy serving of Vitamin A and C, iron, calcium and potassium while being low in calories.