Ashleigh Smith + photo

Ashleigh Smith

Aug 2
3 min read
bubble 0
Mizuna with soil background
Written By Lara Wadsworth

Mizuna is a delicious and unique Asian mustard green that should be more popular than it is. It is quickly gaining popularity anywhere that it is being used. Everyone should grow Mizuna because:

It is easy to grow

Mizuna takes little to no skill to grow at home. It can be started indoors, transplanted outdoors, or directly planted into the garden. It can be grown indoors as microgreens or outdoors as baby-leaved mustard greens. This hardy green can be consumed in many different stages and tolerates excessive water very well.

It can grow in cool climates

It can grow in cool weather and even thrives in shade! It is perfect for northern gardens or growing in southern gardens during the winter. Do you have a shady, cool, and wet garden patch? Mizuna is the perfect choice for growing there. Don’t have garden space? Grow Mizuna indoors as a microgreen! Anyone can find the space to grow it.

It has tons of health benefits

Mizuna’s multitudinous health benefits are hard to ignore. This leafy green features high amounts of Vitamins A and K while also containing good amounts of Vitamin C, Calcium, and Iron. As a cruciferous vegetable, it is a great supplier of antioxidants. All of these benefits culminate in reduced risk of cancer, reduced risk of blood clots, vision support, and more. Incorporating Mizuna baby greens or microgreens into your diet daily will ensure your ability to reap these benefits.

It is easy to use in the kitchen

These heirloom baby mustard greens are easy to incorporate into your daily diet. They can be eaten fresh, sauteed, added to a salad, sandwich, or wrap, and more! With all the different types of Mizuna on the market, there will surely be a variety that suits your tastes!

mizuna salad

It is delicious

Often described as tangy, bitter, or peppery, this green is delightful. Try growing Mizuna yourself. We suggest growing Mizuna (organic) for its mild, but peppery taste and green colors.

Author Bio

Lara Wadsworth Lara Wadsworth, True Leaf Market Writer

I am a native of Southwestern Michigan, where I also reside, and I love all things plants! I got a Bachelor's Degree in Horticulture and found the first work-from-home job I could get. Now, I spend my days writing for TLM, playing with my dog, eating delicious food with my husband, and plotting my next landscape or gardening move. I believe everyone should get down and dirty in the soil now and then. Happy Gardening!

Become a True Leaf Market Brand Ambassador! You’ll enjoy awesome perks, free products and exclusive swag & offers! Help us create a gardening revolution and help others experience the joy of growing!

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

0 Comments

No Comments yet! Be the first to start a conversation

  1. What Does the Updated USDA Zone Map Mean?gardener planting tomato plant

    What Does the Updated USDA Zone Map Mean?

    Written By Lara Wadsworth You may have heard a rumor about how the USDA has updated the zone map. The rumors are true! In November of 2023, the USDA released an updated hardiness zone map. What are the practical implications of this for you as a farmer...


    Ashleigh Smith + photo

    Ashleigh Smith

    2024-07-10
    7 min read
    bubble 4
  2. Nurturing The Fierce Green Fire: Aldo Leopoldmountain landscape

    Nurturing The Fierce Green Fire: Aldo Leopold

    Written By Lara Wadsworth “When we begin to see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.” Such were Aldo Leopold’s words in his most popular book, A Sand County Almanac. This book is now known as one of the ...


    Ashleigh Smith + photo

    Ashleigh Smith

    2024-07-09
    6 min read
    bubble 0
  3. Ron Finley: Empowering Urban GardenersMan harvesting tomatoes

    Ron Finley: Empowering Urban Gardeners

    Written By Lara Wadsworth Have you ever wondered why gardening is often associated with retired individuals or hippies these days? I often do, and think this should change. Ron Finley, a Los Angeles-based fashion designer and urban gardener, also think...


    Ashleigh Smith + photo

    Ashleigh Smith

    2024-07-02
    6 min read
    bubble 0
  4. Rachel Carson: The Mother of EnvironmentalismTractor nozzle spraying pesticides

    Rachel Carson: The Mother of Environmentalism

    Written By Lara Wadsworth It is common knowledge these days that pesticides should be used with caution. While conventional farmers continue to use them frequently, they realize the danger of careless applications. Today, pesticides are applied in much...


    Ashleigh Smith + photo

    Ashleigh Smith

    2024-06-25
    7 min read
    bubble 0