Mustard powder is made from the seeds of the mustard plant. Both brown and white seeds are dried and grown into a powder and then mixed with saffron or turmeric for flavour and colour. It can be used as a dry seasoning or to make mustard, you add water. Mustard powder can be added to savoury recipes for its flavour. It’s good in cheese sauces, marinades, soups and even to baked goods.
Mustard powder nutritional information
Mustard powder contains good amounts of iron, magnesium, zinc, calcium and phosphorus. These minerals are essential for maintaining normal bodily functions. Getting good amounts of these minerals can prevent you from becoming deficient, which can be very bad for your overall health and wellbeing.
Mustard is also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids which can benefit individuals with high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease and a whole host of other ailments. It also contains cysteine, an amino acid that has antioxidant qualities which help protect your body from free radicals.
Most mustard powders are gluten-free but its best to check the ingredients before consuming.