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Mustard and the Vitamins

Did you know that mustard seeds provide a good source of vitamin E? 100g of mustard seeds contains 19.82mg of vitamin E, also known as Gamma Tocopherol, the Recommended Daily Amount (RDA) for vitamin E in the UK is 4mg for men and 3mg for women. This means that adding just 1 teaspoon of mustard seed to your daily diet can provide your RDA of vitamin E.

As well as E, mustard seed also contains vitamins A, B3 and K and minerals including calcium, copper, iron, manganese, selenium and zinc.

Careful handling of liquorice

We guess you won't consume our Slàinte Liquorice Mustard in amounts that can affect your health in a bad way. Nevertheless, it should be said that dishes in which liquorice powder has been processed should only be enjoyed moderatly. The glycyrrhizin contained in liquorice can lead to high blood pressure, muscle weakness and oedema, as glycyrrhizin causes water and sodium to be increasingly in the body. Liquorice preparations can also cause interactions with certain medication. Special care should be taken with cortisone and heart medicines. Diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes or renal dysfunction can be prevented by taking liquorice, either in the form of drugs or as liquorice.

It is also important to note that while there is warning against excessive consumption in connection with glycyrrhizin, there are no legal limitations yet.

According to EU regulations, we are not allowed to claim any medical benefits in connection with advertising of our products. We would like to point out that we only display general information. If you wish to use spices for medical purposes, please contact a doctor or pharmacist.

Mustard and a cold

A mustard bath causes strong skin irritation which stimulates the blood circulation, breathing and nervous system.

Mix 100 g mustard flour into lukewarm water to a thick pulp and fill it into a canvas bag. Soak the bag in your bath water until the water becomes opaque-yellow-green. The temperature of the bath should be 37 °, stay in the bath for 10 minutes, not longer. Afterwards wash your skin thoroughly or shower. After the bath, wrap warmly in woolen blankets or towels. Bed rest is recommended. Get well soon

Attention: Special caution is required if you suffer from heart disease! You shouldn’t take a mustard bath without asking a physician!

Shelf Life

As a natural product, mustard has a long shelf life, but also should be handled with care.

Similar to fresh vegetables or salads, which quickly lose their quality due to oxygen and heat, mustard also doesn't tolerate light, air and heat. Its colour and taste suffer from light. It can dry out in the air and it loses its fresh and sharp aroma through heat. Although the original packaging offers a high degree of protection, once opened tubes or jars should be kept in cool darkness behind the refrigerator door after use. Only that way you can be sure of its taste and characteristic sharpness for longer.

Mustard is best enjoyed before the best before date!