How to Identify the Best Quality Mustard Seeds

How To Identify The Best Quality Mustard Seeds

Mustard is a niftiest condiment that is made from the seeds of the mustard plant, a member of the Brassicaceae family. It is considered as a flavour powerhouse that adds texture, sweetness and acidity to any dish. Mustard seeds have a unique anti-inflammatory property due its high content of selenium and magnesium. It is also a good source of dietary fibre that improves digestion in our body. Mustard contains omega 3 fatty acid which helps to reduce triglycerides, slow the development of plaque in the arteries, reduce the likelihood of heart attack etc. It is often used as a natural solution to relieve a sore throat. Mustard seeds have high oil content which is around 46-48%.

If placed under proper conditions (moist soil and & cold atmosphere) then generally it takes around eight to ten days for the mustard seeds to germinate.  Some of the major producers of mustard seeds include India, Pakistan, Canada, Nepal, Hungary, United states etc.

While buying mustard seeds, a lot of people face difficulty with its quality, colour and texture. Below are some simple ways to identify the best quality mustard seeds:

  • Smaller and darker seeds are considered hotter and tastes sharp with a nutty aftertaste. Brown seeds are a little sweeter than the black ones.
  • White mustard seeds are readily available in the market and are sold in whole, crushed or ground form. Brown mustard seeds are not widely produced therefore it is hard to source but these are easily available in the Indian and Asian markets.
  • Whole mustard seeds are quite stable and its shelf life is three years. It is not mandatory to keep them away from heat but it should be kept dry. If mustard seeds are intended to store for a long period then it should be kept below nine percent moisture.

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