Adding Mustard Seeds to Food Increases its Nutritional Significance

The Paramount Micronutrients in Mustard Seeds (per 100 g in Mustard seed, yellow) –

Vitamin B1 70%: Thiamin, or thiamine, enables the body to use carbohydrates as energy. It is essential for glucose metabolism, and it plays a key role in nerve, muscle, and heart function.

Iron 71%: Iron is a mineral that our bodies need for many functions – iron is part of hemoglobin, a protein which carries oxygen from our lungs throughout our bodies, it helps our muscles store and use oxygen, is also part of many other proteins and enzymes.

Magnesium 104%: Magnesium is an extremely important mineral,
it’s involved in hundreds of chemical reactions in our body and helps to maintain good health.

Phosphorus 120%: Phosphorus plays an important role in the health of our kidneys, bones, muscles, and blood vessels, as well as each cell in our body.

Zinc 64%: Zinc is involved in numerous aspects of cellular metabolism. It is required for the catalytic activity of approximately 100 enzymes and it plays a role in immune function, protein synthesis, wound healing, DNA synthesis and cell division. Zinc also supports normal growth and development during pregnancy, childhood, and adolescence and is required for proper sense of taste and smell . A daily intake of zinc is required to maintain a steady state because the body has no specialized zinc storage system.

The main difference between yellow mustard seeds and black mustard seeds is colour and flavour, yellow mustard seeds are the mildest of all the mustard seeds whereas black mustard is particularly pungent and hot.

(Sources of Information: ods.od.nih.gov, healthline.com, medlineplus.gov, medicalnewstoday.com & Wikipedia)

Mustard Seeds for our Food: RECIPES

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