Natco Mustard Seeds 400gNatco cares: The Natco brand is cherished by those who love quality exotic cuisine. Our experts travel to the farthest corners of the world to hand selects the finest natural ingredients. We then clean, grade and process our ingredients to exacting quality control standard. Our meticulous care and attention to detail ensures our product reach you in perfect condition and represent the finest of their kind.Natco Knows: Natco’s expertise in Asian food knows no bounds and we would love to share our knowledge with you. If you would like more information on any of our products, helpful hints on how to make the best of Asian foods. Allergy advice: Contains Sulphur Dioxide Storage: Once opened store in an airtight container in a cool dry place. Guarantee: If you are not completely satisfied with this product please return the pack and the contents, stating where and when purchased. Your statutory rights are unaffected. The small round seeds of many mustard plants are known as mustard seeds. They vary in colour, and are available in yellow and brown. Each seed is about one to two millimetres in diameter. As a whole, they do not have any fragrance or flavour. The flavour of mustard seeds is released when they are crushed or roasted. These are winter crops and are grown all around the world. Mustard has many uses in both culinary and medicinal aspects. Yellow Mustard Seed (Sarson) These seeds have a mild taste and are used in the making of the American yellow mustard paste (light yellow seeds) and the Dijon mustard (dark yellow seeds). It is believed that the ancientRomans were the first to grind mustard seeds into paste and use it as a condiment. These seeds have a mild taste and are used in the making of the American yellow mustard paste (light yellow seeds) and the Dijon mustard (dark yellow seeds). It is believed that the ancient Romans were the first to grind mustard seeds into paste and use it as a condiment. Brown Mustard Seed (Rai) These seeds have a pungent, bitter flavour, and are stronger than their yellow counterparts. Storage of Mustard Seed Mustard seeds do not require refrigeration. They have amazing antibacterial properties that allow them to retain their freshness for a long time, without sprouting mould or mildew. However, care should be taken to store them in an airtight glass jar, and placed in a cool, dry and dark place. Health Benefits of Mustard Seed Mustard seeds include high levels of the phytonutrients called glucosinolates. These help prevent gastrointestinal cancer. Mustard seeds are a rich source of minerals and vitamins, specifically Vitamin E, which helps the body to get rid of free radicals, and keeps the skin fresh and young. Mustard seeds are also a great source for the B-complex vitamins. These vitamins are not produced by the body, but areessential in many of the bodys functions. For instance, it is usedin the regulation of the bodys metabolism, to improve thefunctions of the nervous system, and to synthesize enzymes. Rich with manganese, copper, iron and calcium, mustard seeds help improve the health of bones and teeth, fights anaemia, and detoxifies the body. Mustard seeds are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, which reduce the risks of heart diseases, improve eye health, boosts cognitive functions, and reduce the risk of ADHD and asthma in children.