All about our Organic Tatsoi

Written on January 30th, 2015 by april. Filed under Blog

The Veggie Wagon, located in Carolina Beach, has just gotten in some Organic Tatsoi, from one the local farm in coastal NC. The most common questions we get are what is Tatsoi, what does it taste like and how do I eat it. Tatsoi is also known as “spinach mustard” and is relative to the famous Bok Choy. It is a broad-leafed green vegetable, varying in color from pale green to very dark green. When eaten, tatsoi has a somewhat creamy texture and noticeably distinct flavor. Because of the spoon-shape of its leaves, tatsoi is also known as “spoon mustard”. Tatsoi is a formidable plant and can withstand 15 degree weather and can even be harvested from underneath snow. Tatsoi is a great source of Vitamins A, C, & K, potassium, calcium. beta-carotene, phosphorous and iron. It offers a in taste a similar texture to spinach, but is a bit more tender and nuttier in flavor. Tatsoi can be eaten raw or cooked and makes a great substitute for spinach, lettuce, or any greens for a salad. When cooking tatsoi, its best to steam or stir-fry with other vegetables or main dish. Make sure to add it at the very end or even once you turn the heat off, so it is not over cooked. The Veggie Wagon on Pleasure Island does regularly stock the deliciuos veggie. We are open Monday through Saturday, 9am-7pm and Sunday, 11am-6pm.

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