26 Dec Mustard Greens
Without doubt, the mustard plant is an amazingly useful plant. The mustard seeds are used as a popular spice; the seeds are cold-pressed to extract Mustard Oil; and even the leaves are edible and are used as Mustard Greens.
Mustard Greens offer excellent nutritional value and some researchers count it among the world’s healthiest foods. They constitute a rich source of natural antioxidants and have a very high concentration of a flavonoid called isorhamnetin, known to be a power cancer fighter. These cancer prevention attributes are further heightened by the presence of allyl isothiocyanate and a glucosinolate called sinigrin.
But wait – it keeps getting better! Mustard Greens are also a good source of Copper, Manganese, Phosphorus, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin B2 and Vitamin B6.
You can add Mustard Greens to your daily diet by making a delicious salad or by mixing it with other vegetables or pasta. You could toss the vegetables to create a healthy salad and then drizzle it with a dash of mustard oil to add a little zing. It’s best to rinse the greens in cold water, cut them into small slices and then steam them; cooking them isn’t really a good idea – that could destroy many of its natural nutrients.
And here’s an added benefit – regular use of Mustard Greens in your diet can go a long way in detoxifying your body. Go for it!