|Written By Lara Wadsworth
Mizuna is a delicious and unique Asian mustard green that should be more popular than it is. It is quickly gaining popularity anywhere that it is being used. Everyone should grow Mizuna because:
It is easy to grow
Mizuna takes little to no skill to grow at home. It can be started indoors, transplanted outdoors, or directly planted into the garden. It can be grown indoors as microgreens or outdoors as baby-leaved mustard greens. This hardy green can be consumed in many different stages and tolerates excessive water very well.
It can grow in cool climates
It can grow in cool weather and even thrives in shade! It is perfect for northern gardens or growing in southern gardens during the winter. Do you have a shady, cool, and wet garden patch? Mizuna is the perfect choice for growing there. Don’t have garden space? Grow Mizuna indoors as a microgreen! Anyone can find the space to grow it.
It has tons of health benefits
Mizuna’s multitudinous health benefits are hard to ignore. This leafy green features high amounts of Vitamins A and K while also containing good amounts of Vitamin C, Calcium, and Iron. As a cruciferous vegetable, it is a great supplier of antioxidants. All of these benefits culminate in reduced risk of cancer, reduced risk of blood clots, vision support, and more. Incorporating Mizuna baby greens or microgreens into your diet daily will ensure your ability to reap these benefits.
It is easy to use in the kitchen
These heirloom baby mustard greens are easy to incorporate into your daily diet. They can be eaten fresh, sauteed, added to a salad, sandwich, or wrap, and more! With all the different types of Mizuna on the market, there will surely be a variety that suits your tastes!
It is delicious
Often described as tangy, bitter, or peppery, this green is delightful. Try growing Mizuna yourself. We suggest growing Mizuna (organic) for its mild, but peppery taste and green colors.
|Lara Wadsworth, True Leaf Market Writer
I am a native of Southwestern Michigan, where I also reside, and I love all things plants! I got a Bachelor's Degree in Horticulture and found the first work-from-home job I could get. Now, I spend my days writing for TLM, playing with my dog, eating delicious food with my husband, and plotting my next landscape or gardening move. I believe everyone should get down and dirty in the soil now and then. Happy Gardening!