Benefits of Mustard for Health


Mustard (brassica juncea) belonging to the family Curciferae is seasonal crops of leafy oval, smooth, not hairy, and not berkrop. Mustard green stems shorter and more slender than chinese cabbage plants. He have roots with a lot riding beside a shallow roots. The flowers resemble chinese cabbage, but a series of shorter bunches. Flower bud size smaller with pale yellow color specific. Seeds are small and dark brown in color and contained in both sides of the bulkhead wall fat pods.

Green mustard known to contain lots of fiber, vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin C, potassium, phosphorus, copper, magnesium, iron, and protein. With abortion, the mustard green efficacious for preventing cancer, hypertension, and heart disease; help the digestive system health, prevent and treat the disease pellagra, and to avoid pregnant women from anemia.

The content of mustard :

- Vitamins (B6, C, and E)
- Calcium
- Carotene
- Iron
- Fiber
- Glucosinolate

Good for Pregnant Women mustard greens, mustard greens remarkable properties, able to ward off hypertension, heart disease, and various types of cancer. Another benefit is to prevent pregnant women from anemia.

Consumption of vegetables has become a primary requirement for a very high nutritional content. According to Gladys Block, Ph.D., of the University of California at Berkeley, United States, consumption of green vegetables regularly can shrink the cancer risk by half.

Dr. Joann Manson of Harvard Medical Scholl says that consumption of green vegetables can reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases such as stroke, coronary heart disease, and hypertension. One type of vegetable is very popular in Indonesia is the mustard.

Mustard is a favorite by many levels of society. In English, known as mustard greens. In international trade, mustard known by several terms, namely mustard greens, Chinese mustard, Indian mustard, or mustard sarepta.

Mustard greens are generally cooked by pan-fried, oseng-oseng, pickled, or used as a complement to the chicken noodles, meatballs, and gado-gado.


Prevent Osteoporosis

Mustard greens contain many vitamins and minerals. Levels of vitamin K, A, C, E, and folate in mustard classified in the category of excellent. Minerals belonging to the mustard in the category of excellence is the manganese and calcium. Mustard greens are also excellent in terms of the amino acid tryptophan and fiber food (dietaryfiber).

Nutrients included in the category of mustard greens is very good in potassium, copper, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, vitamin B6, vitamin B2, and protein. Complete nutritional composition of mustard can be seen in the table.

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