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Benefits of Mustard Oil for Weight Loss

Benefits of Mustard Oil for weight loss
Mustard oil is one of the staple ingredients in every Indian household. Mustard seeds are loaded with B-complex vitamins like niacin and riboflavin.
Mustard oil acts as a healthier substitute for refined oils. But how does mustard oil aid weight loss? Niacin and riboflavin in mustard seeds help increase metabolism and also, help you to lose that extra weight.

Just one other oil, right??
Well! No my friend… In that case, you underestimate the power of mustard and its oil! Truth be told, mustard oil is a storehouse of goodness. The perfect combination of substances that take care of your HEART, JOINTS, MUSCLES, HAIR, SKIN etc.


• In India, Rome, and Greece;Mustard oil had been popularly used for thousands of years.

• Mustard dates back in India for long. Mustard was first produced in India around 3000 BC.

• Mustard seeds were first known to have natural medicinal properties.While Hippocrates used mustard seeds in making medicines, Pythagoras used mustard to treat scorpion stings. Thus mustard also possesses de-poisoning quality.

• The Romans are known to use mustard by adding mustard seeds to their wine.


• Mustard oil has a distinctive pungent smell, which is characteristic of all plants in the Brassicaceae family. Allyl isothiocynate is the chemical responsible for the pungent taste.

• Turnip, cauliflower, radish, cabbage make for the other important members of the mustard family.

• Mustard oil contains a large amount of alpha-linolenic acid. Food which are rich in this substance have been considered to be good for the heart.

• Some studies show the oil’s helpfulness against cardiovascular diseases.

• The vegetable oil is obtained by pressing the mustard seeds. This vegetable oil is what results, when the mustard seeds are grinded, after that water is put into the yellow seeds.

• Distillation is used to extract the essential oil from the seed-water mixture. Using distillation, the oil is actually purified.

• Oil makes up about 30% of the mustard seeds.

• There are 3 types of mustard seeds: 1. Black mustard

2. Brown Indian mustard

3. White mustard

• The brown Indian variety of mustard forms the basis for the majority of oil production.


• The mustard oil boasts of the near perfect ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.

• Not just the optimal ratio, mustard oil also has a significant low content of saturated fats.

• Mustard oil does not have nutrients like carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, and minerals.

• The vegetable oil consists of the useful alpha-linolenic acid, which is known to be one essential Omega-3 fatty acid.

• The oil is proportionately rich in “good fats”: monounsaturated fats, polyunsaturated fats, and saturated fats.

• All these 3 fats, as opposed to other types, do not stick on artery walls, and hence are heart healthy too.

• Since the heart of health is an essential pathway towards maintaining a balanced weight, this yellowish red oil is really good for your weight too.


One tablespoon of mustard oil has got:

o Calorie available: 124 calories

o Fat content: 14 grams
8.3 grams — monounsaturated fat
2.9 grams –polyunsaturated fat
1.6 grams –unsaturated fat
With 0% protein, 0% carbs, 0% iron, 0% Vit-A, 0% Vit-C, 0% Calcium; we find that good fats contribute to the majority of nutrient content in the oil.

Other consideration:

Mustard oil helps easy digestion of food and leads to an increased metabolic rate. Since metabolism enhances, so the assimilation of food occurs easily and in less cumulative time. This is weight friendly.
Mustard oil has abundant monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, and healthy fatty acids. This helps in increasing the good cholesterol levels and maintaining a good cardiovascular health.
Apart from being great for weight, this is equally good for heart. Along with this, mustard oil is also enriched in omega 3 and 6 fatty acids which combine with the good fats and reduces the heart risk by 50%.


• Frying: This oil is best for frying a batch of wafers, chips, pakoras etc.

• Cooking vegetables: You can cook vegetables using this, instead of refined oils or processed butter.

• Preservative in pickles: This is hands down the most popular preservative in pickles, be it of mangoes, jackfruit, amla, etc.

• Making chutneys: A tablespoon of mustard oil enhances the total taste of chutneys.

• As a flavouring agent: With its distinct aroma, mustard oil adds a special flavour to whatever it is made a part of.


• Massage mustard oil directly and sometimes it is simply diluted with other oils like coconut and almond oil.

• It is also used to relieve pain. Mustard oil is particularly used for strong bones and joints of babies.

• Mustard oil is one of the best for hair. It helps bring shine and deepens colour and adds volume to hair.

• Mustard oil can be used to make face packs. It helps heal dry, moisture less and chapped skin.

• The application of mustard oil with a pinch of powdered fenugreek added in it, on our scalp prevents hair from dandruff.

KMP oils provide you premium quality mustard oil. Because if the brand is strong, so shall your health be!