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FAQs about mustard greens
Mustard greens have several health benefits, whether consumed raw or cooked. They are high in fiber, folate, calcium, copper, manganese, and vitamins K and B6. Some studies have shown them to lower cholesterol, as they help the body rid itself of bile acid. Like many cruciferous vegetables, mustard greens are high in glucosinolates, which have anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties.
Mustard greens and collard greens can have similarities other than the name, but they are different. One major difference is that mustard greens are a herb, while collard greens are considered part of the cabbage family. Collard greens can grow up to two feet tall, are consumed only when fully grown, and have a milder flavor profile. Mustard greens can be consumed at every stage of the growth cycle and can commonly be grown as microgreens at home to be added into salads, sandwiches, wraps, or into a stir fry. Both plants are highly nutritious, like most other leafy greens, but offer different amounts of vitamins and nutrients.
Like some other leafy greens, mustard greens can be stored in the freezer for later use. They maintain their nutritional value when frozen and used later, so this is a good option if you are not going to use them right away. To properly store your mustard greens in the freezer, begin by boiling a pot of water. While the water boils, wash the mustard greens and, if you wish, you can cut, chop or tear the leaves into smaller pieces.
Once your pot of water is boiling, add the mustard greens to the water. You will see them change in color to a brighter green—Blanch the greens for two minutes. Then remove them from the boiling water and plunge them into an ice-water bath for two minutes. This is important as it stops the cooking process and will help your mustard greens maintain their texture for later use. After two minutes, remove them from the water and thoroughly dry the leaves. Pack them into a freezer-safe bag or container and properly store them in the freezer for later use.