Mustard oil is made from mustard seeds. Mustard is an oil seed and also an annual crop that is known throughout the world. It is well known for its smell, strong flavour and pungency.
Muster oil can be made in two different ways. By pressing the mustard seeds we get a vegetable oil. The other way is by grinding the seeds. We then mix them with water and then extract the oil by distillation.
Mustard seed oil has very low saturated content. Mustard oil contains essential vitamins. That is why it is also used in cooking. Mustard oil also has anti oxidant and cholesterol reducing properties that help to detoxify the body.
Research has shown that massage with mustard oil improves blood circulation, enhances muscular development texture gives good texture to skin. This oil is also antibacterial. Experts have proved that mustard oil is healthy cooking oil as it contains thirty percent calcium, phenolics, phytins and protein.
Mustard oil is used as a preservative. It is also used for flavouring western foods and Indian recipes. Mustard seed is also useful for imparting flavour to chutneys and pickles.