Spicy Saturday: Black Mustard Seeds



Black Mustard Seeds

There are 3 types of mustard seeds – black, brown and white. Mainly, black mustard seeds are used in Indian Cooking.  Brassica Nigra is the plant that produces black mustard seeds. Mustard Seeds are found in North Africa, Europe and Asia. In Indian Cuisine mustard seeds are fried in oil until they pop.


Mustard Seeds have several benefits.  Mustard seeds are rich in calcium, potassium, magnesium and phosphorus.  Mustard seeds help in digestion, reduces aches and pain and relieves cold.


Indian cooking uses mustard seeds in lentil dishes, vegetables and fish dishes.

Black Mustard seeds are found online or can be found in Indian grocery stores.


Mustard seeds can be stored in an airtight container in the pantry.

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