- ManufacturerSA INDIA PVT LTD
- Country of manufactureIndia
- Type of productSeeding (seed)
- Year of harvest2018
Mustard seeds emerged from our food ranking system as an excellent source of selenium, a nutrient which that has been shown to help reduce the severity of asthma, decrease some of the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, and help prevent cancer. They also qualified as a good source of magnesium.
In general, three main varieties of mustard are grown worldwide for use.,
White mustard seeds: The seeds are light straw-yellow colored and are slightly larger than the other two varieties. White seeds exhibit mild pungency.
Black mustards : The seeds commonly grow in South Asia. They are sharp and more pungent than the other two varieties.
Brown mustards: The seeds are native to sub-Himalayan plains of Northern India.
Health benefits of mustard seeds
- Generally perceived as health benefiting spice, mustard seeds are indeed very rich in phytonutrients, minerals, vitamins, and anti-oxidants.
- Being one of the chief oil seeds, mustards 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 fiber.
- The seeds are high in essential oils as well as plant sterols.
- Mustard seeds are an excellent source of essential B-complex vitamins such as folates, niacin, thiamin.
- 100 g of mustards provide 4.733 mg of niacin (vitamin B-3). Niacin is a part of nicotinamide coenzymes that help lower blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
- Mustard seeds contain flavonoid and carotenoid antioxidants such as carotenes, zeaxanthin, and lutein.
- Mustards are rich source of health benefiting minerals. Calcium, manganese, copper, iron, seleniumand zinc are some of the minerals especially concentrated in these seeds. Calcium helps build bone and teeth.
· Mustard seeds and its oil has traditionally been used to relieve muscle pain, rheumatism and arthritic pain.
· In India, mustard oil is applied to the scalp and is believed to stimulate hair growth.
· Its ground seeds act as a laxative, stimulant to the gastric mucosa and increase intestinal secretion.