Mustards are part of the Brassicaceae family and were one of the first plants to be cultivated. Their seeds are one of the oldest spices known, with over 5000 years of use and cultivation. Mustard seeds can be soaked and used to make a mustard paste, steeped in warm milk, whipped into salad dressings, pulverised and sprinkled on heated meals, or soaked and used to make a mustard paste.
- The mustard plant is rich in a variety of nutrients. Both its seeds and leaves are edible, making it a versatile addition to your diet.
- Mustard is rich in glucosinolates and powerful antioxidants, both of which promote health and may protect against various diseases.
- Mustard may protect against bacteria, fungi, and cancerous cells, as well as reduce inflammation and blood sugar levels.
- Consuming mustard is generally considered safe for most people. However, consuming large amounts or applying it directly to the skin may cause problems for some people.