Mizuna is a mild mustard green. Also known as Spider Mustard, its
scientific name is Brassica rapa, which indicates it is related to
broccoli and cabbage, with similar nutritional value. This unique crop
is of Japanese origin, but has become a familiar staple in Western
kitchens. The stems and leaves are both delicious. Mizuna is an
essential component of salad mixes. It makes a fine addition to
sandwiches, where it offers a fresh crunch, with a mild mustard flavor.
Mizuna also can be stir fried, or steamed. It can serve as an attractive,
flavorful garnish, when snipped liberally over soups or rice dishes.
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Baby Greens Salad with Beets