The mustard is a condiment made from the seeds of a plant of the family Brassicaceae, also known as mustard. These seeds are small, with an approximate diameter of 1 mm. Their color varies between yellowish-white and black depending on the species and contribute to the hue of the condiment. Mustard is prevalent in many regional and continental cuisines. In all spices and condiments, mustard is the third most consumed product in the world after salt and pepper.
The sharp taste of mustard only arises when certain enzymes convert glucosinolates (mustard glycosides) during the preparation of the mustard . This also requires the presence of water. For the preparation of a simple type of mustard, mustard seeds, vinegar, salt and, if required, spices are needed.
Mustard condiment Nutrition Facts: Calories, Carbs, and Health BenefitsTweet
Mustard condiment is 83.72% water, contains 5.83% carbohydrates, 3.34% fat, and 3.74% protein. One teaspoon of mustard condiment supplies you with 0.292 grams of carbohydrates, which is 0.22 percent of the minimum of 130 grams of carbohydrates you should have daily, according to the Institute of Medicine (US). That same it has an energy value of 253 kJ (60 Calories) in a 100 g (3.5 Oz) amount and is a moderate source of Vitamin B1 (thiamin) (16.09% of the Daily Value). So if your diet contains mustard condiment, it helps your body to save proper tissues functionality, maintain proper functioning of nerves and muscles, protect itself from cardiovascular deseases and it is effective against the acceleration of atherosclerosis in diabetic people, heart failure due to thiamine deficiency and fatigue and loss of appetite. In addition it contains an appreciable amount of Sodium, Selenium and Manganese attaining 73.6%, 60.91% and 23.44% of the Daily Value in a 100 g (3.5 Oz), respectively.