Komatsuna is a leafy green that resides somewhere between spinach, bokchoy and mustard…. It is a super prolific plant here in Florida and within 50 days, you have an abundant harvest. I pick these straight out of the garden to use in a stir-fry. When the plants are mature, I pick the entire plant, discard the roots, clean them in cold, clean water with a little salt added, strain the water, then chop the raw leaves so that they are ready to go into the freezer. There is no need to blanch these greens. It is really worth the try!

This is a super healthy vegetable with per 150 grams, or about 1 cup containing:

Nutrition facts
Mustard spinach
Sources include: USDA
Amount Per 1 cup, chopped (150 g)
Calories 33
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.5 g. 0%
Saturated fat 0 g. 0%
Cholesterol 0 mg. 0%
Sodium 31 mg. 1%
Potassium 673 mg. 19%
Total Carbohydrate 6 g. 2%
Dietary fiber 4.2 g. 16%
Protein 3.3 g. 6%
Vitamin C. 325% Calcium. 31%
Iron 12% Vitamin D. 0%
Vitamin B6. 10% Cobalamin. 0%
Magnesium. 4%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

I make stir-fry with komatsuna by adding onion, garlic, bell pepper, and chicken to it, i cook the chicken first then add vegetables, and then add some salt, pepper, and chinese 5 spice powder. I add a few tablespoons of soy sauce and then let it simmer just for a few more minutes before serving over cooked rice.


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