Mesclun, sometimes referred to as spring mix, is a blend of young greens that adds a healthy crunch to any meal. It is full of color, has a diverse texture and taste, is low in calories, and is free of fat and cholesterol. This antioxidant provides a small source of fiber, as well.
This ingredient has been found helpful in:
- Weight loss
- Satiety – feeling full after eating
- Protecting eye health and increasing bone density
Mesclun is rich in Vitamin A, which supports vision and bone health, as well as calcium. Just a one-cup serving of mesclun provides 30 percent of the daily recommended value of Vitamin A and four percent of the daily value of calcium.
Featured Meal: Steak, Bacon and Bleu Cheese Green Bowl
Mesclun goes great with a wide variety of foods, especially the Steak, Bacon and Bleu Cheese Green Bowl. This dish features a chopped mix of romaine and mesclun, grilled steak, bacon, cranberries, walnuts, tomatoes, gorgonzola and is finished with a cranberry vinaigrette.