Mustard Greens are leaves of the mustard plants just as the name suggests. There are many different subspecies of these vegetables. Mustard Plant is a cruciferous vegetable just like broccoli, cauliflower, kale, and brussels sprouts. The greens have wrinkles just like kale, but the taste is something sharper which mustard should represent.
Some of the subspecies of the Mustard Plant are Curled Mustard, Red Mustard, Mizuna, and Gai Choy.
- Kingdom: Plantae
- Order: Brassicales
- Family: Brassicaceae
- Genus: Brassica
- Species: B. juncea
- Binomial name: Brassica juncea
Mustard Greens Trivia
- People have been using Mustard Greens in the process of phytoremediation, which insinuates that they’ve been used to remove toxic substances from the soil.
- Mustard Oil, which is used regularly in Asian culture, has been banned in the United States in culinary use, though it is used as a massage oil.
- The United States was in the top ten list of the production of mustard seeds along with some other countries such as Canada, Germany, France.