I love using this mustard sauce on my hardy vegetables like Brussels sprouts or green beans. You can also use it with meat or fish. Here is an example of chicken with mustard sauce.
Health Benefits Of Mustard Seed
- We’ve cultivated mustard since 3,000 BC. The seeds were ground and mixed with wine to make a paste. People ate the paste with meats to help digest the protein and stimulate secretion of digestive juices. So mustard seeds enhance digestive function.
- The sulfur compounds in mustard seeds have strong antiseptic and antimicrobial qualities.
- Mustard seed oil components irritate the cell membranes and by doing so, they increase blood flow to the area. For this reason, people traditionally used them topically to reduce inflammation in joints and congestion in the respiratory tract.
Health Benefits Of Olive Oil
- Olive oil is one of the most stable plant oil, due to its high content of monounsaturated fatty acids and vitamin E.
- The unique composition of fatty acids and antioxidants are heart protective. In addition, other compounds dilate blood vessels, reduce blood pressure and prevent stroke. Lastly, olive oil suppresses genes that promote inflammation and heart disease. All this makes olive oil even more beneficial for the heart health.
- Some components of olive and olive oil have been found to inhibit breast cancer growth and progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
- When used topically, olive oil has a tremendous ability to repair skin and heal many dermatological conditions.
- To preserve heat sensitive polyphenols olive oil should only be extracted using mechanical cold press. Unrefined extra virgin olive oil is best for sauces and dressings.
- However if you’d like to use olive oil for cooking, I recommend using refined or filtered extra virgin oil.