Vegan alternative: Zai Cai/ Cha Tsai/ Sichuan Vegetable. what is it and nutritional value

It's good to have more options when talking about veggies and try new things to have more variety in your diet

This Pickled mustard plant, usually can be salted and rubbed with red hot chili paste, and after that fermented with a unique spicy, sour and salty taste.


Recommended to wash it before consume it, to reduce the salt intake but also the spiceness.




Nutritional facts for 100 gr:



only 23 calories


0.1 gr fat, almost none basically


2.5 gr of protein


4.6 gr of carbs, which mostly are actually fibers



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