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The Nutritive Value of Cold-Pressed Mustard Oil

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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.


Cold-Pressed Mustard Oil
Cold-Pressed Mustard Oil

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.


Key Nutrients in Cold-Pressed Mustard Oil

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

Conclusion

What an amazing line-up of valuable nutrients – all packed into this fascinating oil!


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