English: Potherb mustard
Latin: Brassica juncea var. japonica
Mandarin: Shui cai
Japanese: Kyona, Mizuna
Elegant, deep green and saw-toothed leaves have a mild yet tangy flavor. This tender green leaf lettuce makes an excellent mix for salads and soups.
Mizuna is generally mixed with other lettuces to enhance the appearance, flavor, and nutritional value of salad.
The leaves can be added to soups, add the shredded leaves at the end of cooking; the heat of the broth will cook them sufficiently.