Small flat Japanese mild mustard leaf. Its leaves are hairy with slender stems or petioles. Mustard pungency increases as plant size increases. If other mustards are too strong, try Hatakena. Harvest at your desired flavor. The mild pungent leaves can be used in soup, salad or stir-fry and commonly pickled in Asia. As with other mustard greens, Hatakena is a source of vitamins, fiber, calcium, iron, and other minerals. Tags: Color: Green, Season: Spring Fall Winter, Certification: Organic.
Probably first cultivated for its seed northwest Asia. Seeds can be ground as seasoning or used whole in soups, curries and pickling. Heating seeds reduces pungency. Secondary center of diversity in central and western China, eastern India, Burma and westward to the Near East. Mustards are a good source of vitamins, fiber, minerals, calcium and iron. Edible flowers. Delicious mustard greens recipes