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Mustard Seeds

Also Known As : Sarso
Technical Name : Brassica nigra/ Brassica juncea


Taste Profile

It has a spicy taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Mustard seeds can be added to salads, sauces, dips, and mayonnaise for a nice flavour.
  2. It is also used as a condiment in various dishes.

Common names and forms

  1. Black Mustard Seeds
  2. Brown Mustard
  3. Fried Mustard Seeds
  4. Hill mustard seed
  5. Mustard Big
  6. Mustard Dal
  7. Mustard Seeds Powder
  8. Organic Mustard Seeds
  9. Raay dana
  10. Rai (Mustard Seeds)
  11. Rai Ki Daal
  12. Red Mustard Seeds
  13. Sarsoo Red
  14. Small Mustard Seeds
  15. Sun Dry Mustard
  16. Whole Grain Mustard
  17. Yellow Mustard
  18. Yellow Mustard Seeds
  19. Yellow Mustard Whole


Mustard seeds are small round seeds obtained from the mustard plant. They come from one of the three different plants such as black mustard, red/brown mustard, and yellow mustard.

Health benefits

  • Mustard seeds contain phytonutrients like glucosinolates which help to prevent bladder, colon and cervical cancer.(1)
  • It helps to treat chronic inflammatory disorders.(1)
  • It helps in healing skin inflammation.(1)
  • It contains omega-3 fatty acids which improve cardiovascular health.(1)

Selection Guide

Go for clean mustard seeds without any dust in them. You can choose among many varieties available in the market.


Mustard seeds can cause skin allergy due to their heating effect. Uncooked mustard seeds contain goitrogens which may interfere in the functioning of thyroid gland.(2)

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