The Health Benefits Of Yellow Mustard

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Yellow mustard is a good source of protein, fiber, vitamin C and many of the B-complex vitamins. It is particularly rich in several minerals like potassium, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium that are very important for good health.

Nutrition Facts

Below is the Nutrition Facts of mustard per 100 grams

•  Water: 83.74 grams

  Protein: 3.75 grams

•  Energy: 60 kcal

•  Carbohydrate: 5.84 grams

•  Total Lipid: 3.34 grams

•  Fiber: 4.0 grams

•  Sugars: 0.92 grams

•  Iron: 1.61 mg

•  Calcium: 63 mg

•  Magnesium: 48 mg

•  Phosphorus: 108 mg

•  Potassium: 152 mg

•  Sodium: 1104 mg

•  Zinc: 0.64 mg

•  Vitamin C: 0.3 mg

•  Thiamin: 0.177 mg

•  Riboflavin: 0.070 mg

•  Niacin: 0.565 mg

•  Folate: 7 mcg

•  Vitamin E: 0.37 mg

•  Vitamin A: 5 mcg

•  Vitamin K: 1.4 mcg

Health Benefits

(1) Lowers Cholesterol

Yellow Mustard contains huge levels of niacin or vitamin B3. Niacin has properties that help lower one's cholesterol levels and protects the arteries from atherosclerosis(plaque build-up). Niacin also helps to regulate blood flow and protects the body from hypertension.

(2) Strengthens Teeth And Bones

The calcium present in yellow mustard sauce is absolutely necessary to the growth and development of bones and teeth. It also supports their structure and hardness. 100 grams of mustard sauce provides 32 grams of calcium. The phosphorus content in yellow mustard sauce works with calcium to ensure the proper maintenance of bone mass and strength.

(3) Promote Heart Health

Yellow mustard contains huge source of potassium, with 83 milligrams of the nutrient in 100 grams of the sauce. This nutrient helps your heartbeat stay regular and calm. Mustard is also rich in phosphorus, 57 milligrams in 100 grams to be precise which is believed to protect against heart disorders. However, there isn't enough research to back this claim.

(4) Aids In Metabolism

Yellow mustard contains huge source of magnesium with 24 milligrams of the nutrient in 100 grams of the condiment. Magnesium also contributes to the functioning of adenosine triphosphate molecule, which produces and transfers energy in cells during metabolism. Additionally, the phosphorus content in this sauce contributes to the metabolism of carbohydrates, protein and fats in the body.

(5) Protects Gastrointestinal Cancer

Mustard contains phytonutrients, mustard seeds are a great way to prevent and slow the progress of cancers of the gastrointestinal tract. Mustard seeds have various properties that can control the growth of already present cancer cells and prevent the formation of new cancers.


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