Mizuna also called xiu cai, kyona, Japanese mustard, potherb mustard, Japanese greens, California peppergrass, and spider mustard is a cultivated variety of Brassica rapa nipposinica. The name is also used for Brassica juncea var. japonica. The word, mizuna, is from Japanese.The taste of mizuna has been described as a 'piquant, mild peppery flavor...slightly spicy, but less so than arugula.' It is also used in stir-fries, soups, and nabemono.A seller of packaged seeds in the United Kingdom describes mizuna as: A vigorous grower producing numerous stalks bearing dark green, deeply cut and fringed leaves. They have a fresh, crisp taste and can be used on their own or cooked with meat. The Japanese are fond of them pickled.
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