Mustard is one of the most commonly used condiments around, but did you know that the tiny mustard seed used to make mustard holds within it considerable benefits for your health? Its mighty powers were first documented as many as 5,000 years ago, and it’s benefits continued to be researched and documented to this day.
What is Mustard Seed?
Though the mustard plant itself is large, it’s grown from a tiny seed. Though tiny, the seed has a rich nutritional profile, full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phyto-nutrients. In particular, it is a significant source of selenium and also contains copper, vitamin B1, and the essential fatty acid omega-3 among other vitamins and minerals.
What Are Mustard Seed’s Uses?
The phyto-nutrients found in mustard seed have been shown to be of use in fighting against both gastrointestinal cancer and colorectal cancer. Additionally, it is useful as an anti-inflammatory agent because of its magnesium and selenium content Because of this, it has proven effective in helping with problems such as asthma and the pain of rheumatoid arthritis.
How Can I Use Mustard Seed?
Mustard seeds can be used ground as a powder, mixed with water, or extracted as an oil. Many commercial mustards are diluted and/or have additives, so it is best to buy a high quality source of mustard Because of pesticide use, opt for organic mustard seeds whenever possible.
Where can I purchase Mustard Seed?
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