Mustard Seeds : Health Benefits and facts

Mustard is good for health Mustard is one of the most ancient spices. It is used to preserve pickles and spice up anything from salad to hotdogs and burgers. It is widely used in indian, mideastern and asian cuisines. These small seeds pack a lot of health benefits. Greens, Seeds (black, yellow or brown) and oil, all have many curative and culinary uses since ancient times.

Here are 16 reasons you should not ignore mustard!

1. Mustard seeds are rich in Selenium and Magnesium. Selenium help reduce the severity of asthma, decrease some of the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, and help prevent cancer.

2. They are good source of omega-3 fatty acids.

3. Good source of phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, dietary fiber, iron, calcium, protein, niacin and zinc.

4. They are from the mustard plant. And there are approximately forty different varieties of mustard plants.

5. Three types of mustard seeds are Black mustard (Brassica nigra), White mustard (Brassica alba) and Brown mustard (Brassica juncea).

6. Black mustard seeds have the most pungent taste, while white mustard seeds are the most mild.

Yellow Mustard Seeds and health with oil 7. Eating soaked seeds on regular basis reduces risk of cancers of the gastrointestinal tract and that of colorectal.

8. Mustard plasters or poultices are applied to the chest to for clearing the sinuses and decongest the lungs.

9. Mustard stimulates the appetite by increasing salivation by up to eight times.It also has laxative,digestive and circulative stimulant properties.

10. Since ancient times, mustard is used as purgative. It's used to produce vomiting in the case of accidental poisoning.

11. Mustard oil has anti-septic and antifungal properties.

12. Mustard oil is rich in monosaturated fatty acids and low in saturated fats making it the perfect heart friendly cooking medium.

13.Massage with mustard oil on the body gives strength and over head it improves the quality of hair.

14. It is believed that mustard was first cultivated in India around 3000 BC, and later Romans took it to Europe and used it as a condiment and pickling spice. It is one of the world’s most ancient spices.

15.Greek scientist Pythagoras used mustard as a remedy for scorpion stings.

16.Americans use more mustard than any other country in the world.


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