Markets Home
Return to Summer Vegetable Home Page

North Carolina Mustard Greens

North Carolina Mustard GreensThe peppery leaves of the mustard plant are a rich dark green and have a pungent mustard flavor. They belong to the same family of vegetables as collard greens, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale and kohlrabi. A popular "soul food" ingredient.

When selecting, look for crisp young leaves with a rich green color. Reject those with yellow or pitted leaves or thick, fibrous stems.

Mustard Greens have good nutrition value, they are fat and cholesterol free, low in sodium and calories and high in folate and vitamins A and C.


North Carolina Mustard Green Growers/Shipper List

Cooling/Storage Requirements of North Carolina Mustard Greens

Suitable Cooling Method(s)

Room Cooling, Forced Air Cooling, HydroCooling

Optimum Temp ºF

32-36ºF

Freezing Temp ºF

30.4ºF

Optimum Humidity %

90-98%

Normal Storage Life

10-14 days

 
Nick Augostini, Marketing Specialist
North Carolina Dept of Agriculture & Consumer Services
202 Cunningham Road
Kinston, NC 28501
(252) 527-7125