Amazing health benefits of Mustard

Amazing health benefits of Mustard
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Mustard seeds are an Indian staple used to add flavour to the dishes in a variety of cuisines.

Mustard seeds are an Indian staple used to add flavour to the dishes in a variety of cuisines. They come in variants of black, white and light brown, each with a variety of nutrients while packing in a punch as far as the taste is concerned. These little seeds are nutrient-rich, being abundant in minerals such as calcium, selenium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium and manganese. They also contain a host of B vitamins, as well as protein and fibre.

Mustard seeds have a wide variety of advantages. These contain phytonutrients, which are essentially antioxidants that protect against cancer, especially those associated with the gut.They also have anti-inflammatory properties, keeping ailments like arthritis as well as skin diseases under control. Mustard seeds keep blood pressure and cardiovascular health in check as well, while having antibacterial and antifungal properties.

See the table below for in depth analysis of nutrients: Mustard seeds (Brassica juncea), Nutrition value per 100 g.

(Source: USDA National Nutrient data base)

Principle Nutrient Value Percentage of RDA
Energy. 508 Kcal 25%
Carbohydrates 28.09 g 21%
Protein 26.08 g 46%
Total Fat 36.24 g 121%
Cholesterol. 0 mg 0%
Dietary Fiber 12.2 g 32%
Vitamins
Folates 162 µg 40%
Niacin. 4.733 mg 30%
Pantothenic acid 0.81 mg 16%
Pyridoxine 0.397 mg 31%
Riboflavin 0.261 mg 20%
Thiamin 0.805 mg 67%
Vitamin A 31 IU 1%
Vitamin C 7.1 mg 12%
Vitamin E-? 19.82 mg 132%
Vitamin K 5.4 µg 4%
Electrolytes
Sodium 13 mg 1%
Potassium 738 mg 16%
Minerals
Calcium 266 mg 27%
Copper 0.645 71%
Iron 9.21 mg 115%
Magnesium 370 mg 92%
Manganese 2.448 mg 106%
Selenium 208.1 µg 378%
Zinc 6.08 mg 55%
Phyto-nutrients
Carotene-ß 18 µg. ---
Crypto-xanthin. 0 µg ---
Lutein-zeaxanthi 508 µg ---
Medicinal uses


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