Would you buy a car without an engine – or a computer without a processor? Of course not! Because that’s the very heart of the car… or the computer. Without it, you are left with just a useless piece of junk.
And that brings us to the question: Why would you buy Mustard Oil without pungency? Yes, there are brands out there trying to sell Low Pungency Mustard Oil or even, Zero Pungency Mustard Oil. This makes no sense – because pungency is the heart of Mustard Oil.
Pungency is the touchstone for many of the health attributes of Mustard Oil. The power to detoxify, the ability to prevent infection in various body organs, the ability to tone the functioning of the gastrointestinal system, and – most important of all – the power to prevent and treat certain cancers like colon cancer and colorectal cancer; all these are derived from an organosulphur compound called Allyl Isothiocyanate, or AITC that is present in cold-pressed Mustard Oil. It is AITC that gives Mustard Oil its characteristic pungency.
The pungent principle in Mustard Oil is triggered by an enzyme called myronsinase. The oil also contains a glucosinolate known as sinigrin. During the cold-press method of extracting Mustard Oil, the myronsinase combines with the sinigrin to produce AITC. AITC produces the typical pungency that is a hallmark of pure, high quality Mustard Oil.
So when you choose your Mustard Oil, do remember – no pungency means the absence of AITC, which in turn means no health benefits. Don’t deprive yourself of the very heart of Mustard Oil. Always look for pungency – because that is Mustard Oil’s Gold Standard for health and wellness.