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Wild Garlic Mustard leaves

Original price was: $4.00.Current price is: $0.00.

sold by the 1/2 pound

Mustard leaves can be added to green juices for an added zest in flavor. When collected, dried and mixed with salt, the greens are great for seasoning dishes. The nutrient dense seasoning powder not only tastes delicious but provides our body a rainbow of minerals that are not readily found in conventionally grown foods.

In the UK, where it grows natively, Garlic Mustard is called Jack by the Hedge.

Garlic mustard is the only member of it’s family to contain alliarinosid, a very complex molecule with a cyanide on it. This is part of the plants suit of natural chemical defenses and is most likely the source for the very high concentration of cyanide that exists in the plant.

It contains a lot of advantages from its more known family members, such as being rich in vitamins A, C, magnesium, calcium, omega 3 fatty acids, flavonoids and isothiocyanates – which are thought to help protect our body against various types of cancer.

In traditional herbalism, garlic mustard is used as antiseptic (for wounds, ulcers, cuts…), vulnerary, antiasthmatic, diaphoretic and antiscorbutic.

It is one of the most nutritious leafy greens. There are few other greens that are higher in fiber, beta-carotene, vitamin C, zinc and vitamin E. In addition, garlic mustard beats spinach, collards, turnips, kale, broccoli and domesticated mustard for all nutrients and is high in omega-3 fatty acids, manganese and iron.

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