Are chinese mustard greens the same as mustard greens?

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Are chinese mustard greens the same as mustard greens?

Postby Sakai » Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:46 am

Hi, I know the subject sounds stupid but i was just wondering. Ive read on websites that vegetables such as mustard greens, collard greens, escaroles and endives are great staple :study: but i just dont see them in any market Ive been to.(Im from South East Asia btw) We have a lotta varieties of vegetables here but i just cant seem to find those listed :? The closest thing i could find was chinese mustard greens, which goes by the name gai choy/ kai choi. So are they like the same thing? Some guidance would be greatly appreciated! Thx! :D
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Re: Are chinese mustard greens the same as mustard greens?

Postby CooperDragon » Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:56 am

Gai Choy is different. It can taste bitter so your dragon may or may not like it. Worth giving it a try though. You may have to vary from the guides a little bit to offer a variety of greens that are available in your area. Stick with dark green leaves and as much variety as you can offer and you should be OK.

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Re: Are chinese mustard greens the same as mustard greens?

Postby Sakai » Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:35 am

[quote="CooperDragon"]Gai Choy is different. It can taste bitter so your dragon may or may not like it. Worth giving it a try though. You may have to vary from the guides a little bit to offer a variety of greens that are available in your area. Stick with dark green leaves and as much variety as you can offer and you should be OK.

Oh i see. May i know if Gai Choy is suitable as a staple? Many thanks!
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Re: Are chinese mustard greens the same as mustard greens?

Postby CooperDragon » Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:38 am

I don't have any nutrition information about it to make that decision. I would offer it if your dragon likes it. I would also offer as much variety as you can.
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Re: Are chinese mustard greens the same as mustard greens?

Postby Sakai » Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:04 pm

Okay, will do! Thx agn :D
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