MARVELOUS MUSTARD MUSINGS AND MEMORABLE MEDIA MUNCHIES
- Saskatchewan producers grow about 75 percent of Canada’s mustard and our country is a world leader in mustard exports.
- 2,700 registered producers grew a quarter of a million (240,000) acres in 2012.
- 2012 production: 39,900 tonnes Yellow, 25,500 tonnes of Brown and 17,700 tonnes of Oriental for total of 828,000 tonnes.
- Export to places like the United States, Belgium, Japan, Germany, Netherlands, India, Thailand, Senegal, Venezuela, Switzerland, United Kingdom, South Korea and Australia.
- Saskatchewan produces all 3 types of Mustard: Yellow, Brown and Oriental. Each has a different flavor.
- Yellow is most mellow and adds minimal heat. Zestier Brown mustards serves as a great base for hotter recipes. The most piquant flavour comes from the golden Oriental mustard seed, commonly used in Far Eastern cuisine.
- Just 5 calories in one teaspoon of mustard powder.
- About 14 calories per one tablespoon of prepared mustard.
- Mustard seed is heart smart and a good source of the omega-3 fatty acids and contains NO Cholesterol.
- Omega-3 fatty acids help lower triglycerides and increase HDL cholesterol (the good cholesterol), which in turn lowers the risk of heart disease.
- Mustard seed is low in things we need less of our in diets: saturated fat and sodium. This makes an ideal way to add flavour without adding fat, salt and cholesterol.
- Mustard is a good source of nutrients we need more of: fiber, protein, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, manganese and selenium.
- Based on a 2,000 calorie diet, one tablespoon of Yellow mustard provides 5% of Daily Values of protein: 6% of dietary fibre, calcium and iron; 8% of magnesium; 9% of phosphorous; 10% of manganese and 21% of selenium.
- Selenium is a natural antioxidant that may prevent or slow cancer growth rates, and may help reduce severity of asthma and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
- Magnesium is a trace mineral linked to lower blood pressure, bone health, muscle tone and more.