Mustard Spinach

A green vegetable, which contains five times the level of calcium of normal spinach, komatsuna is a valuable source of vitamins and minerals. Although it can be grown throughout the year, komatsuna is commonly eaten in winter, and is said to strengthen the body’s resistance to colds and flu. The flavour of the leaves grows stronger and hotter the longer they are allowed to mature. Komatsuna can be used in soups, o-hitashi (cooked, dressed leave), aemono (cooked salad) or stir-fries.