Botanical Name: Brassica nigra
Mustard seeds are a very popular ingredient in cooking with a well-loved pungent flavour. Mustard seeds also find a place in the Bible and their first usage is recorded in Ayurvedic scripts that date back thousands of years. Apart from food, mustard seeds hold a range of health benefits including: to treat rheumatic arthritis, migraines, respiratory congestion, high in dietary fibre, menopausal relief, treatment of asthma. Mustard seeds are also used as a natural scrub for the skin, hydrating the skin and slowing down ageing as they are high in vitamins A, C and K. Mustard seeds also contain protein, calcium and omega 3 & 6 fatty acids which contribute to hair strength and growth.