• Back in the good old days, identifying good quality Mustard Oil was easy. You would take a little of the oil (just a drop was enough) and you would gently rub it into the palm of your hand – and smell it. The pungent zing......

  • The relationship between a brand and its brand ambassador often remains unknown because in most cases the relationship is limited to the ambassador appearing in the brand’s television commercials and press ads. Not so with Boman Irani! On Twitter, Boman Irani maintains a regular conversation......

  • P Mark Mustard Oil has a lot in common with its brand ambassador BomanIrani when it comes to their approach to excellence in their respective fields. Both follow a clearly defined process. BomanIrani starts out by reading a new script several times to internalize the......

  • Chef Ken Oringer had never thought of trying Mustard Oil as an ingredient for any of his recipes till the well-known actor and food writer Madhur Jaffrey visited his restaurant in Boston. He worked with Jaffrey on a few recipes and found – to his......

  • Over the years, as a specialist character actor BomanIrani has had many faces, many personalities and, of course, many quirks. However, he believes that at a basic level there are only two dimensions involved in creating memorable onscreen characters: External factors and Internal factors. He......

  • Many readers will scan the headline and get confused – Mustard Oil Treatment? What’s that? Well, it begins with the proposition that Mustard Oil is a lot more than just a cooking oil. It does a lot more than just cooking your food. Right from......

  • The mighty Himalayas have bestowed many valuable gifts upon India… medicinal herbs, exotic fruits and lots more. Mustard too originated in the foothills of the Himalayan mountains. Food historians have found evidence of mustard being cultivated in ancient India as far back as 3000 BCE!......

  • Cut to flashback! Let us go back in time… and gain some unique insights into how Boman Irani’s training in acting began at the age of 12. A lot of the credit goes to Boman’s mother. She encouraged him to take an active interest in......

  • Without doubt, the mustard plant is an amazingly useful plant. The mustard seeds are used as a popular spice; the seeds are cold-pressed to extract Mustard Oil; and even the leaves are edible and are used as Mustard Greens. Mustard Greens offer excellent nutritional value......

  • In their health-conscious frenzy for chasing Zero-Fat and Fat-Free products, people tend to forget that fats are an essential part of one’s diet. The body converts fats into energy and you use that energy to get your work done. A totally fat-free diet isn’t a......

  • The well-known food writer and gourmet, Vir Sanghvi, once asked his readers (via Social Media) to describe an ingredient that was a “must” for their favourite dishes… an ingredient that could not be substituted without affecting the authentic flavour of the dish. And a large......

  • Mustard is a cornerstone of Indian culture. Its flower symbolizes spring, and the yellow oil produced from its seeds is considered a cure-all. Known for its stimulating, cleansing and rejuvenating properties, the warmth generated by mustard oil when applied to the skin opens the pores......

  • Vegetable oils are the single most important source of essential fatty acids in Indian diet. Among all the vegetable oils, mustard oil is indispensable to Indian cuisine. Mustard/rapeseed oil is characterized by low level of saturated fatty acids (SFA), a relatively high level of monounsaturated......

  • Muscular Pains Mustard is a rubefacient which causes reddening and warming of the skin. Its plaster or paste made with water, is applied as analgesic in rheumatism, sciatica, paralysis of limbs and other muscular pains. The plaster should, however, never be directly applied to the......

  • Mustard oil in addition to being an important oil is superior also because of its balanced fatty acids profile in terms of SFA, MUFA, Linoleic and alpha linolenic acid in comparison to other oils like palm oil, red palm oil, sunflower, safflower, palm kernel oil,......

  • Mustard Oil, one of India’s staple cooking oils, had a very important role delineated for it in the ancient Indian healing science of Ayurveda. Ayurveda bases its diagnoses on certain biological energy types known as Dosha. There are three Dosha – Vata, Pitta and Kapha.......

  • In 2015, the Global Burden of Disease report pointed out that Hypertension causes more than 1,600,000 deaths every year in India. This disturbing finding compelled the Indian Council of Medical Research to conduct a study of its own in 2016. The results were as scary;......

  • The nutritional significance of Mustard Oil has the unique distinction of having been discovered at a time when our much revered scriptures, the Vedas, were being documented. Of course, there has been no looking back since then! Even the curious American phrase ‘to cut the......

  • In simple, rather blunt terms, Oil is fat… it goes inside your body and acts like fat. If it is a “good fat” (like PUFA, MUFA and Omega-3) it gives you energy to use for physical work and other activities. If it is a “bad......

  • Action heroes and superheroes are found mainly on movie and television screens. Right? Well, there’s one super-strong action hero who can be found in millions of kitchens and larders around the country. For everyday consumers cooking in their kitchens all across India, the expectations from......

  • Let us you back in time to more than five thousand years ago when mustard grew wild in the foothills of the Himalayas. Food historians tell us that around 3000 BCE, ancient Indian farmers began cultivating mustard. And archaeological evidence indicates that mustard and mustard......

  • Grandma did it so effortlessly – and with such delectable results – but we just can’t seem to get it right. We are talking about pickling. So many of us have tried our hand at it… and failed. You know that wretched feeling when your......

  • There’s a buzz and it is getting louder: Mustard Oil! Mustard Oil! Mustard Oil! And even the world can hear it. Suddenly everybody’s talking about Mustard Oil. Around a decade ago, Mustard Oil was taken for granted – an old oil, perhaps even an old-fashioned......

  • Back in the old days before electricity changed our lives earthen lamps filled with mustard oil were lit in the evenings. It was an activity that involved the entire family. Some painted the earthen vessels. Some rolled the cotton wicks. Some filled the vessels with......

  • The doctors at well-known health portal Bel Marra Health have acknowledged that olive oil was outranked by Mustard Oil because the latter was ideal for heart health since it had a better balance of essential fatty acids and natural antioxidants. In fact, these doctors referred......

  • It’s a question that continues to be asked regularly by food lovers and health-conscious people: “Which is the best edible oil?” And the answer that resonates from various quarters is: Mustard Oil – based on the extensive health benefits and heart-friendly attributes of mustard oil,......

  • We Indians have always known about mustard oil… for thousands of years… across generations. We have used it as a cooking medium, as a flavouring ingredient, as a pickling agent along with a host of medicinal applications in popular home remedies and in a variety......

  • In recent years, doctors and healthcare professionals all over the world have begun to take notice of the health benefits offered by Mustard Oil. This includes the medical fraternity on the panel of well-known health portal Bel Marra Health. The doctors at Bel Marra made......

  • In an article in the Economic Times, Vivek Puri, the Managing Director of Puri Oil Mills Limited (the company manufacturing P Mark Mustard Oil) emphatically stated: “What palm oil is for Malaysia, olive oil for Italy and soya oil for the US, mustard oil can......

  • There’s a great quality in today’s younger generation. They refuse to settle for anything less than the best. They are always looking for the best workout, the best weight-loss method, the best fitness routine, the best stress-relieving techniques… and so on. Health and Nutrition is......