Peppery crispy fresh mustard greens are also known as mustard leaves. They are indeed one of the most nutritious green leafy vegetables available in the market. Its lovely top greens that its leaves actually have more vitamin A, vitamin K, carotenes and flavonoid antioxidants rather than some of typical vegetables and fruits. Mustard greens like spinach are also the compounds of many phytonutrients which have the properties of promoting health and prevention of diseases. They are very low in calories and fats. It contains great amount of dietary fiber, which helps in controlling your cholesterol levels adequate amounts of fiber in your diet aids in smooth bowel movements, and also provides protection from haemorrhoids, constipation and colon cancer diseases.
Vitamin K present in it has a potential role in building function of bone mass by promoting osteotrophic activity of bone in your body. They are also an excellent source of vitamin C and a moderate source of B complex group of vitamins. The rich source of antioxidants present in the mustard greens are flavonoids, sulforaphane, indoles, lutein, carotenes, and zeaxanthin. They protect your body from prostate, colon, breast and ovarian cancers by inhibiting the growth of cancer cells. Fresh mustard leaves are excellent source of calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, potassium, manganese and selenium. Regular intake of mustard leaves in your diet prevents you from osteoporosis, arthritis, iron deficiency, anaemia and also cardiovascular diseases.