Mustard greens are huge for vitamins K, A, and C. They’re top foods for cholesterol lowering and cancer prevention. They’re low in calories and they’ve got a reasonable amount of protein and fiber for the calorie investment.
Nutrition Facts for Mustard Greens
1 cup, chopped (56 g)
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0.2 g||0%|
|Saturated fat 0 g||0%|
|Polyunsaturated fat 0 g|
|Monounsaturated fat 0.1 g|
|Cholesterol 0 mg||0%|
|Sodium 11 mg||0%|
|Potassium 215 mg||6%|
|Total Carbohydrate 2.6 g||0%|
|Dietary fiber 1.8 g||7%|
|Sugar 0.7 g|
|Protein 1.6 g||3%|
|Vitamin A||33%||Vitamin C||65%|
|Vitamin D||0%||Vitamin B-6||5%|
But who wants to eat mustard greens? A plate of sauteed mustard greens is like a plate of tree leaves or seaweed. Yuck.
Well, I got these at the farmers market so they are particularly delicious, and they’re wonderful in hash, as shown here. Leftover curried beef, a potato zapped in the microwave, some onions and mushrooms and a good quantity of fresh mustard greens all fried together in olive oil — yum.
It’s a great way to serve up leftovers. It’s just as good with chicken, too. Or use chopped bacon and top it with an egg for breakfast.