Oil plays a very important role in your daily diet. It is a source of fat – and as you know, your body needs fats to produce energy. A study by the WHO in 1989, later ratified by another study by WHO and FAO experts in 2002, recommended that around 30 per cent of your daily calorie-intake should come from fats.
If you think fats are unhealthy, well… yes and no. As mentioned earlier, your body needs fats for healthy functioning – but it is important to avoid bad fats like Saturated Fatty Acids (SFA) and get more of good fats like Monounsaturated Fatty Acids (MUFA) and Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFA).
Right off the bat, cold-pressed Mustard Oil is a clear winner because among all cooking oils, it has the lowest levels of SFA.
But let’s get deeper into the chemistry of edible oils. WHO recommends that the ratio of SFA to MUFA to PUFA should ideally be 1: 1.5: 1 – the edible oil that comes closest to this recommendation is cold-pressed Mustard Oil with a ratio of 1: 2: 1.
Edible oils also contain valuable nutrients in the form of Omega-6 and Omega-3 Fatty Acids that are proven to offer a wide range of health benefits. The WHO recommends that the ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 should be 5:4. Once again, it is cold-pressed Mustard Oil that comes closest to this benchmark with a ratio of 1:1.
It’s almost as if Mother Nature lovingly engineered Mustard Oil as the perfect cooking oil, designing it as an ideal cooking medium for health, nutrition and wellness. Listen to the wisdom of the experts, specialists and scientists – and make cold-pressed Mustard Oil an integral part of your daily diet.