Making Mustard Oil

Mustard oil is made from mustard seeds. It is well known for its smell, flavor and pungency. There are various ways of making this oil. It has medicinal values that are associated with it from the ancient times.

Mustard oil can be made from either pressing the seeds or crushing them, and mixing the crushed seed with water, and finally separating then using the process of distillation. The type of seeds used a re the black ones, the brown ones and the white ones. The oil produced by these seeds has a strong smell that is similar to that of cabbage. The taste is nutty. It contains uric acid, linoleic acid, fatty acids and oleic acid.


Mustard oil is made from pressing the seeds of black, brown and white seeds. This type has a very strong cabbage like smell. Before research was conducted, the uric acid content of this substance caused it to be considered as unsuitable for human consumption in countries such as Canada the United states. After successful research, it was found out that this oil when heated could be safely consumed by humans. When heated, the nutty taste and the harmful substances are greatly reduced in the it. It also acts as an antioxidant and has cholesterol reducing properties that help detoxify the body.

This type of oil is used as a preservative and for flavoring Western foods and Indian recipes. It can be used to flavor chutneys and pickles. It is not expensive and is commonly used in countries such as Bangladesh and India. it is not only economical but also helps prolong and maintain a person's good health.

Making Mustard Oil

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