Baby Leaf Mustard (Brassica juncea)
Also known as:
Baby Leaf Mustard, Frilled Leaf Mustard, Mustard Green, Mustard Salad Greens
Baby leaf mustards are making quite an inroad into Western cuisine, particularly in salads, where they add an appetizing flavor and texture. The delicately spiced greens are striking in appearance, particularly the varieties with lacey or frilly leaves. Their colors, which range from bright light green to garnet red, also add appeal to salads or alongside a gourmet dish. These baby greens grow quickly, and young leaves can be harvested on the lower part of even a mature plant.
Other names for this Asian vegetable...
Japan: salada takana