Thursday, March 11, 2010

At least my mizuna is happy in this weather

I know it's going to warm up this week but my mizuna has been very happy in this cold, at least for us in Southern Cal, weather.

I use mizuna in chicken noodle soup, added at the very end, or in miso soup.
Family: Brassicaceae
Genus: Brassica rapa, var. nipponsinica

Here's info on mizuna from

Nutritional Value

Dark green leaves offer the most nutrition and provide beta carotene, vitamins, minerals, plus are a source of fiber. Low in calories, greens are a dieter's delight and salvation as they healthy eating without an abundance of calories...


Mix tender little mizuna leaves with other greens or enjoy alone. Steamed mizuna is delicious topped with a light sauce or melted butter. Toss in stir-fries the last minute of cooking. Great in soups. Quickly wilt mizuna leaves; add a touch of garlic and a dash of oil. Mature mizuna makes a perfect substitute for chard or kale...To store, place in a plastic bag; keep in crisper drawer of refrigerator. Do not wash until ready to use; rinse briefly in cold water. For optimum flavor and texture, use within three to five days.

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