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New Greens to Power Up Your Salad

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Credit: Lisa Shin

Mizuna

One of the mildest mustard greens, mizuna—often found in mesclun mixes—is high in immune-boosting vitamin C, folate, and iron. It also contains powerful glucosinolates—antioxidants linked to decreased cancer risk, says Tanya Zuckerbrot, RD, author of The F-Factor Diet. Cultivated in Japan since ancient times, mizuna brings an exotic, slightly spicy flavor to the table.

Prep tip: Part of mizuna’s allure is its feathery, light appearance—but its edges dry out easily. To get the freshest bunch, look for crisp green leaves that aren’t wilted.

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