Amazing health benefits of Mustard
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|
|Total Fat||36.24 g||121%|
|Dietary Fiber||12.2 g||32%|
|Pantothenic acid||0.81 mg||16%|
|Vitamin A||31 IU||1%|
|Vitamin C||7.1 mg||12%|
|Vitamin E-?||19.82 mg||132%|
|Vitamin K||5.4 µg||4%|