Cabbage family

Botanical name: Brassicaceae, also known as the mustard family, cruciferae or crucifers Features of the cabbage family: The cabbage family comprises a wide variety of cultivated plants that are important as vegetables and leafy greens, as spices and as a base for every day condiments and cooking oils. The family is distributed globally. While particular [more]

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Mizuna

Botanical name: Brassica rapa subsp. nipposinica Description: Mizuna is Japanese mustard green that looks a bit like wild rocket. There are lots of different varieties of Mizuna. They all offer 10 to 20 cm long, deeply serrated and feathered leaves, that are about 5 cm wide. The leaves are the vegetable and have a crisp [more]

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Mizuna based salads

This is one of a wide range of mizuna based salads. The mizuna give‎s the salad a fresh crunchiness that works beautifully with something sweet like fruit or roasted beetroot and brings back the summer. The recipe: ‎mizuna leaves papaya – you can also use rock melon, or oven-baked beetroot or pumpkin, dried tomatoes goat’s [more]