The Benefits of Mustard

Mustard is a very popular condiment, especially in American food, such as hotdogs! The good news is that mustard is good for your health. It’s not talked about often, but Cowtown Dogs raves about mustard. In fact, some of our delicious dogs wouldn’t be complete without our traditional ground mustard. We buy this mustard from the last mill that produces ground mustard in the United States. Apart from making our hot dogs savory, there are many benefits of mustard.

Source of Nutrients

Mustard plants come in several dozen varieties, and they are all full of nutrients. The leaves are rich in calcium, copper, magnesium, fiber, selenium, manganese, and vitamins C, A, and K. There are many ways of eating mustard. It can either be eaten raw or cooked and be used in soups, stews, and salads, or as paste in burgers, hot dogs, and more! Just a dash of mustard paste on your meal adds a source of iron, calcium, selenium, and phosphorus and it’s low-calorie!

Beneficial Antioxidants

Antioxidants help protect your body from disease and damage. The mustard plant contains antioxidants and other components that prove to be beneficial to your health. Mustard is a great source of glucosinolates, which is a group of sulfur-containing compounds. You can find this in cabbage, Brussel sprouts, broccoli, and mustard. The glucosinolates are activated when the leaves or seeds are damaged (by chewing or cutting) and these antioxidants are known to help fight disease in your body. 

Specifically, the mustard plant is rich in isothiocyanates and sinigrin. The prior one helps prevent cancer cells from spreading and growing. The latter is responsible for the strong flavor of mustard and it is anti-inflammatory, antifungal, anticancer, antibacterial, and possesses wound-healing properties.

Protection Against Certain Diseases

Mustard has been used as an ailment for a variety of things for centuries. Scientific evidence has recently emerged to support the benefits of mustard. It may help protect against certain cancers because of the glucosinolates. Mustard might also help lower blood sugar levels. So, if you are struggling with high blood sugar, it might be a good idea to add mustard to your diet.

It may also reduce inflammation and protect against psoriasis, by promoting the healing of psoriasis-caused lesions. Do you struggle with dermatitis? Mustard may help speed healing and reduce symptoms. And lastly, it helps protect against infections from bacteria and fungi, including S. aureus, B. subtilis, and E. Coli. 

Although research is still ongoing, it is clear that mustard is beneficial to your health. It’s worth looking into!

Cowtown Dogs Uses the Best Mustard in America

If you are in the mood for some tasty mustard, come check out Cowtown Dogs in downtown Dallas. We include your choice of ground mustard or brown mustard on all of our hot dogs, Raye’s and Stadium mustards to be exact. Now that you know some of the benefits of mustard, it’s time to take advantage of the healthy and delicious condiment in one or all of our hot dogs today!