Mustard oil is extracted from the seeds of the mustard plant using wood pressed technique. It has niche culinary as well as therapeutic uses. In Bengal, Bihar, Assam, Orissa and Nepal it is the traditional cooking medium. It is also used in a number of Kashmiri dishes.
Mustard Oil carries a delicate pungent and nutty flavor which tastes great in many recipes. Just including Pure, Unadulterated, cold pressed Mustard oil in your regular cooking can result in healthy skin, hair and heart.
Good Source of MUFA
Mustard oil is highly recommended for the reason that it is full of monounsaturated fatty acids. Our body needs oil in the ratio of 3:1 - three parts of polyunsaturated fatty acids and one part of saturated fatty acids. Monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) come under polyunsaturated. Mustard oil is full of MUFA which is very essential for our health. It's good for the heart, lightens skin, helps in hair growth, prevents premature graying of hair, etc.
Promotes Heart Health
According to a study done by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, including mustard oil in your regular diet could prove to be beneficial to your heart health. Being a rich source of MUFA, it lowers bad cholesterol in the body, thus keeping a check on blood fat levels and helping in circulation. The results also stated that the use of mustard oil, which is rich in alpha-linolenic acid, was associated with a lower IHD risk (Ischemic Heart Disease) than with the use of sunflower oil.
Protects Against Infection
Mustard oil has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties. Its external as well as internal usage is said to help in multiple ways to fight against infections, including digestive tract infections.