Mustard oil is produced from mustard seeds. It has a peppery taste. Mustard oil blocks
microbial growth of bacteria and alleviates pain. Mustard oil is rich in alpha-linolenic acid which decreases inflammation and helps with pain. It has a high smoking point of 480 degrees and is used for frying foods. Mustard oil is used in India, Thailand, and China. Mustard oil contains omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and has a low content of saturated fats.
In India, mustard oil is mostly used in the north and western parts of India for cooking. Mustard oil not only enhances the flavor of the food but it acts as an appetite stimulant by stimulating the digestive juices. It is also used as a preservative and pickles from North India are made in mustard oil. Mustard oil has a stable shelf life. Store it in a dark place in the pantry.