What are the curative properties of Mustard seeds?

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Mustard comes from a plant related to Brassicaceae or Cruciferae family. Mustard seed is a condiment extracted from various mustard plants. Mustard adds a distinct pungent and spicy flavor to foods. Two basic varieties of whole mustard seed are available as yellow  seed (which is larger and less strong) and black  seeds which are comparatively smaller and extremely pungent. 

Raw seeds, powdered, and grounded paste of Mustard mixed with water, or vinegar are extensively used in Asian , European and Chinese cuisines for flavoring or tempering pickles, curries , and sauces. Mustard seed paste color ranges from bright yellow to dark brown. Mustard seeds are cold pressed to extract mustard oil used for stir-fries and kebabs. Mustard are rich source of the enzyme myrosinase which is responsible for its characteristic heat. It is considered as one of the best natural remedy for curing upper respiratory tract infections  and cough. Recent studies have shown that Mustard have cancer-preventive properties. Mustard plays the role of decrease the puffiness of the gullet and helps pacify any ache you feel from the acid. When you unite the right elements, it is probable to discover aid from indigestion in a usual way.


What are the different kinds of Mustard?

  • Black Mustard (Brassica nigra)

Basic Mustard is the most universally utilized and most popular of the available forms, which includes  seed, dried out powder and paste.

  • Yellow mustard( Brassica hirta)

Yellow Mustard is also well-known as "English mustard" is the finest Mustard used in the United States and Canada. This is a very calm Mustard tinted vivid yellow by the enclosure of turmeric.

  • Brown Mustard (Brassica juncea)

Spicy brown is also called as "deli style" Mustard. It is mostly used in the United States. The seeds are roughly ground, giving it a freckled brownish yellow form. It is usually tastier than yellow mustard. 


What are the culinary uses of Mustard?

  • Mustard is frequently used as a condiment on meat.
  • It is used in salad dressings along with vinegar and olive oil.
  • Mustard is a well-liked condiment specially used on hot dogs, breads, and Bratwurst.
  • Mustard is also an entity which can soothe a combination of two or more nonmixing liquids for example oil and water.
  • Supplementary to Hollandaise sauce, Mustard is capable of reducing the likelihood of curdling.
  • Dry Mustard, characteristically sold in tin cans, is utilized in food preparation and can be combined with water to make primed Mustard.


What is the nutritional value of Mustard?

  •  Mustard seeds are rich in phytonutrients such as glucosinolates and isothiocyanates which helps to fight against Gastrointestinal Tract and Colorectal Cancer.
  • Mustard seeds are an excellent source of of selenium which helps to reduce symptoms of asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and growth of cancerous cells.
  • Mustard seeds also qualify as a very good source of magnesium which decreases the severity of high blood pressure, asthma, apnea in menopausal women, migraine attacks. Magnesium prevents occurrence of sudden heart attack in patients suffering from diabetic heart diseases or atherosclerosis.
  • Mustard seeds are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, protein, iron, zinc, manganese, calcium, dietary fiber and niacin and.
  • Mustard seeds have high Calorific value. One teaspoon of seeds have approximately five calories. 


What are the health benefits of Mustard?

Some unique healing properties of Mustard seeds include:

  • Hastens metabolism.
  • Induces digestion by increasing saliva as much as 8 times additional than normal.
  • Curbs cancer cell growth and retricts  other characters of cancer as well.
  • Heals  skin diseases caused by sulfur reactions.


What are the various ways to store Mustard?

  •  Mustard which is not kept under refrigeration will lose its pungency rapidly, and should be be stored in a well-sealed, clean container in a cool, dark place.
  • Combination of small quantity of wine or vinegar will frequently refresh dehydrated Mustard.
  • If stored away for a longer period of time, non-refrigerated Mustard will acquire a sour taste.
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