Giant Red Mustard Greens (Storage + Cooking Tips)

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Mustard Greens –

are packed with fiber, vitamins, minerals and protective phytonutrients, yet because of their slimming calorie count, their nutrition-to-calorie ratio makes them one of the most nutrient-dense and beneficial foods on the planet. Mustard greens are an excellent source of vitamins A and C, and potassium. One cup of cooked mustard greens contains just 21 calories!

Storing Mustard Greens

Storing your greens in containers or plastic bags keeps them fresh for well over a week. Reuse clean, dry plastic produce bags from the grocery store. Immediately transfer greens and other produce into containers and store as much as will fit in the crisper drawers of the refrigerator.

Wash delicate leafy greens in ice water within a few days, spin them dry in a salad spinner, and store them in the spinner. They will stay crisp and fresh for over a week.

Cooking Tips

Mustard greens can be eaten raw or cooked–steamed, sautéed, or simmered. Prepare mustard greens like spinach, but expect a stronger flavor. Allow about ½ pound per person. Greens will cook down to ¼ to ⅛ their original volume. Wash greens just before using in a large bowl of lukewarm water in order to dislodge sand and dirt. Then cut off and discard the stems. You can remove the stems by folding the leaves in half and ripping out the stems.

 

TRY THESE RECIPES~!

Pickled Mustard Greens

Baked Sweet Potato with Mustard Greens

Mustard Greens Pesto