Mustard greens (Brassica juncea) are high in Vitamin A and Vitamin K.
You can stirr fry them, or cook with onion, and also pickled mustard greens are delicious.
This plant is also used to remove heavy metals from the soil in hazardous waste sites because it has a higher tolerance for these substances and stores the heavy metals in its cells. The plant is then harvested and disposed of properly.
Mustard greens are packed with nutrients. They provide good to excellent amounts of 9 vitamins, 7 minerals, dietary fiber and protein. And if that were not impressive enough, being a member of the Brassica family along with broccoli, cabbage and Brussels sprouts, they also feature the health-promoting phytonutrients known as glucosinolates.
Mustard greens may also be good for women going through menopause. They provide nutrients that are supportive of bone health. They are an excellent source of calcium, a higher intake of which can help to prevent bone loss that usually occurs at this stage of life.
Individuals with already existing and untreated kidney or gallbladder problems may want to avoid eating mustard greens, as they contain oxalates.