These days, many doctors, dieticians and nutritionists are avidly extolling the nutritive value of cold-pressed Mustard Oil – and for good reason. In the past decade or so, medical science has put the spotlight on Mustard Oil and this has resulted in the discovery (perhaps “rediscovery” would be a more appropriate word) of various attributes that translate into a wide spectrum of meaningful health benefits.
Analysing the nutritive value of Mustard Oil, a study published in the Asian Journal of Dairy and Food Research highlighted the key nutrients in cold-pressed Mustard Oil alongside their health benefits. Here’s the list for your ready reference.
Calcium: for the development of healthy bones
Protein and Zinc: both of these play a key role in growth and healthy development of the body
Dietary Fibre: helps in the stimulation of the digestive function
Selenium: for keeping the liver healthy and toning the muscles
Magnesium: essential as a cofactor for oxidative phosphorylation
Vitamin A: helps in eye health and proper vision
Vitamin E: a powerful natural antioxidant; it helps reduce the oxidation effect of fats
Potassium: helps in maintaining the acid-base balance in the body
Monounsaturated Fatty Acids (MUFA), Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFA) and Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA): these play a key role in cardiac health and in controlling cholesterol levels
What an amazing line-up of valuable nutrients – all packed into this fascinating oil!