Mustard: Red Streaks Mizuna Microgreen
(and several other varieties)
Red Streaks Mizuna Mustard microgreens are flavorful tiny mustard sought after due to their spectacular red-purple highlights. They are the young version of a Red Streaks Mizuna Mustard leafy green. Like other microgreens, they are grown from the same seed as the full-grown plant but harvested just as their first cotyledon or first real leaf has appeared.
Red Streaks Mizuna Mustard microgreens belong to the plant family Brassicaceae, which includes cabbage and broccoli. The microgreens of the Red Streaks Mizuna Mustard have bold mustard but mild spice flavor that adds an interesting zest to any micro salads or sandwich and adds excitement to soups and dishes as a garnish.
Red Streaks Mizuna Mustard microgreen have a rich heritage. Since the 18th century, Mizuna is one of the 41 protected ‘Kyo yasai’ that are grown in Kyoto, the former center of culture and politics in Japan. Grown in relative isolation, these heirloom vegetables offer unique flavor profiles and bold colors. The Red Streaks Mizuna Mustard is a variety of the Red Mizuna.
Microgreen trace their beginning in the 1980’s when chefs in San Francisco CA first offered them on their menus. Among the first microgreens initially introduced to customers were basil, kale, cilantro, arugula, beets, and a colorful mixture of these microgreen. The popularity of microgreens grew as they moved eastward from California. More varieties of microgreens were eventually developed and introduced, including the Red Streaks Mizuna Mustard microgreens.