Eat More Mustard
If you want to feel good, look good, and be healthier.
Whats In it For You
Generally perceived as a great healthy spice, mustard seeds are very rich in phyto-nutrients, minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants. Being one of the chief oil seeds, mustards seeds are indeed very high in calories; 100 g of seeds provide 508 calories. Nonetheless, the seeds are made of quality proteins, essential oils, vitamins, minerals, and dietary fibre. The seeds are high in essential oils as well as plant sterols. Some of the important sterols include brassicasterol, campesterol, sitosterol, avenasterol and stigmasterol. Some of the glucosinolate and fatty acids in the seeds include sinigrin, myrosin, erucic, eicosenoic, oleic, and palmitic acids.
Mustard seeds are a rich source of health benefiting minerals. Calcium, manganese, copper, iron, selenium, and zinc are some of the minerals especially concentrated in these seeds. Calcium helps build the bone structure and promote healthy teeth. Manganese is employed by the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase.
rich in vitamins
Mustard seeds are an excellent source of B-complex vitamins such as folates, niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, pyridoxine (vitaminB-6), pantothenic acid. These vitamins are essential in the sense that the body requires them from external sources to replenish. These B-complex groups of vitamins help in enzyme synthesis, nervous system function and regulating body metabolism. 100 g of mustards provide 4.733 mg of niacin (vitamin B-3)/. Niacin is a part of nicotinamide co-enzymes that help lower blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Mustard also contains flavonoid and carotenoid antioxidants such as carotenes, zea-xanthin, and lutein. Mustard seeds are an excellent source of vitamin E, gamma tocopherol; contain about 19.82 mg per 100 g (about 132% of RDA). Vitamin E is a powerful lipid soluble antioxidant, required for maintaining the integrity of cell membrane of mucus membranes and skin by protecting it from harmful oxygen-free radicals. They even compose a small amount of vitamin anti-oxidants such as vitamin A, C, and K.