Mustard Greens, Antioxidant Rich Food

Mustard Greens, Antioxidants Rich Food

Parts of the plant considered edible:

  • seeds
  • leaves
  • stems

Many varieties from different parts of the world - such as:

  • Indian variety
  • African vaiety
  • Chinese variety
  • Japanese variety
  • Korean variety
  • Italian variety
  • Russian variety

Mustard Greens
Japanese Mustard Mizuna

Mustard Greens' Main Nutrients

  • Antioxidant:    Vitamin (C,E,K), Lutein, Zeaxanthin
  • Other:               Vitamin (A,B,C,E,K), Folate, Phosphorus, Dietary Fiber, Water

Interesting stuff on Mustard Greens

Native of:

  • India

Now Found\Grown in:

  • Worldwide (of different varieties based on geography)

Mustard greens are one of the greens that can be as used as "phytoremediation" - using plants to eliminate toxins from the soil.

Examples of Health Benefits of Mustard Greens

  • anti-inflammatory
  • natural detoxifier

Some precautions

  • Mustard Greens contain goitrogens. If consumed in large amounts can interfere with thyroid functions. Cooking mustard greens inactivate this compound.
  • Mustard Greens contain oxalate. There is still much discussions around whether foods high in oxalate is one of the causes of kidney stones. There is even the discussions as to whether cooking (and the methods of cooking) reduces the oxalate in the foods.
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