Health benefits of eating mustard greens include dietary fiber, antioxidant properties and protection against cardiovascular disease. The dark green leaves contain phyto-nutrients as well as minerals and vitamins. Dietary fiber aids in controlling cholesterol levels and offers protection from diseases of the colon and intestines.
Antioxidants such as carotenes, indoles, flavonoids and luteins are abundant in mustard greens. These are beneficial in protecting against several cancers including breast, prostrate and colon cancer. They inhibit the growth of cancer cells. Fresh mustard greens are rich in folic acid, vitamin A and vitamin K. Regular consumption is known to help prevent osteoporosis, arthritis and iron deficiency.