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Mustard Seed Oil: What You Should Know

Posted by Deborah Orlick Levy, MS, RDN on

Mustard Seed Oil Offers Incredible Health Benefits

Monosaturated Fatty Acids

There’s a new heart healthy oil on the shelves of your local supermarket and things are really getting spiced up. If you haven’t heard, mustard seed oil, which comes from the seeds of the mustard plant, is high in monounsaturated fatty acids. Monounsaturated fatty acids are the heart healthy fats that I recommend to clients when choosing an organic cooking oil. According to studies, monosaturated fats can help reduce cholesterol levels and lower risk of heart related issues. Omega 3 Fatty Acids The benefits don’t end there, though. It’s also rich in omega 3 fatty acids, normally found in fish and flaxseeds, which boast an incredible number of health benefits. Omega-3s are important components of the membranes that surround the cells found in the body. Omega-3s provide your body energy and can assist in sustaining important bodily functions including the immune system and endocrine system. This oil has also been shown to help decrease inflammation, oxidative stress in the body, and help protect against Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

Use it to Top off Your Favorite Dishes

But what does it taste like? Unlike olive oil, which is also heart healthy, mustard seed oil has a zesty kick to really liven up the flavors of dishes. It is commonly used in Bengal region of eastern India and Bangladesh to flavor curries and other recipes. Its bold taste has made it grow in popularity among American chefs as a marinade and finishing oil. Check out my recipe for Cold Noodles with a Kick(link?) on Carrington Farms’ website to make a delicious and healthy dish with mustard seed oil.

It’ll bring the flavor out in all of your favorite dishes. Who doesn’t need some zest in their life right now? I know I do.

Check Out Carrington Farms Organic Oils

At Carrington Farms, we offer several organic cooking oils packed with nutrients to help increase your wellness and health. Browse our selection of organic cooking oils including coconut oil, ghee, flax oil, and more. Use our cooking oils to sauté veggies or top off your favorite recipes. Boost your day with Carrington Farms organic cooking oils!