Mustard leaves are dark green coloured broad leaves that has flat surface and frilled or lacy edges. Mustard leaves are cool season crops like kale and cabbage. Mustard leaves have different varieties such as fordhook fancy, green wave and osaka purple.
Choose Mustard leaves that are bright dark-green in colour and crispy. Avoid buying spotted and discoloured leaves.
Raw mustard leaves contain goitrogens that can cause swelling of the thyroid gland. Therefore, it should not be consumed by people suffering from thyroid dysfunction. Also, those with kidney stone issues must avoid eating it.(2)
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