Nutritional benefits of mustard red microgreens
Red mustard is rich in nutrients, vitamins and minerals, including:
- essential oils;
- dietary fibre;
- high in B-complex vitamins, also vitamins A, C, E and K;
- calcium, manganese, potassium, phosphorus, copper, iron, selenium, zinc;
- high in antioxidants (flavonoids and carotenoids);
- omega 3.
Health benefits of mustard red microgreens
- High in dietary fibre: aids digestion, helps to lower cholesterol, and is good for the heart;
- it can also reduce the risk of blocked arteries and stroke;
- promotes digestive health, provides feeling of satiety (feeling full) ;
- provides a natural source of vitamins and minerals for all-round nutritional support;
- high in iron: helpful for treating any anemic conditions, including during the menstrual cycle;
- excellent source of B-complex vitamins: These support nervous system health and regulate body metabolism;
- rich in vitamin B3: help lower blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels;
- antioxidant properties help fight free radicals and lower the risk of cancer;
- omega 3 supports cardiovascular health;
- leaves and flowers can be used to create a natural infusion to combat colds and sore throats.
Taste and use
Red mustard seeds are used primarily to make yellow mustard, a common condiment for sandwiches, hotdogs and other meats.
In general, mustard in all its forms accompany many types of meat and vegetables very well.
Try adding pepper or other herbs and spices to your mustard to make different flavours for different dishes. Mustard can also be mixed with salt and pepper and spread on a rack of lamb before roasting, to create a delicious mustard crust to your meat.