Tatsoi is native to China, yet its culinary roots are in Japan. Raw Tatsoi displays sweet yet nutty flavors and a mineral finish. Once cooked, it develops a warm earthiness similar to spinach.
Tatsoi is a very versatile green and may used similarly to spinach, raw, steamed, sauteed, braised or stir fried. It makes an excellent accompaniment to other salad greens such as watercress and mizuna. Its tangy and peppery notes pair well with citrus, crisp cool ingredients such as apple, fennel and mint, warm flavors that are abundantly found in chiles, garlic and allspice. Pair tatsoi with ingredients rich in umami such as scallops, mushrooms, seaweed, sesame and braised meats. Fermented ingredients such as fish sauce, soy sauce and vinegars are also complimentary matches.
Tatsoi is a good source of vitamins A, C and K, carotenoids, folate, calcium and potassium.
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- as mesclun salad mix in retail and bulk packs