Mustard sprouts: properties, benefits and use

I mustard sprouts they are source of vitamin A, B and C and have property antioxidants, antibacterial, antitumor and antidiabetic. Let's find out better.

> Description of yellow mustard

> Composition of mustard sprouts

> Properties and benefits

> Organoleptic characteristics and uses of mustard sprouts

> Secrets of sprouting


Description of yellow mustard

There are numerous plants known with the generic name of "mustard". We will deal here with the so-called yellow (or white) mustard: White mustard.

The name refers to the yellow seed coat, which is much larger than the tiny seeds of other mustard species. It is an annual brassicacea native to the northern Mediterranean coast. The leaves and flowering tops (such as those of turnips) have always been consumed, but also the seeds, sometimes toasted and added as a spice due to the pungent and horseradish taste characteristic of the plant, or used for oil extraction.

Nowadays it is widespread all over the world, also widely cultivated in Asia and North America. Mustard seeds are even mentioned in early Buddhist texts, in the Gospels, and in Jewish speculation texts.


Composition of mustard sprouts

The yellow mustard sprouts are very rich in numerous nutrients, including vitamins A, C and those of group B; numerous proteins and amino acids; minerals such as calcium, zinc, phosphorus, potassium, iron and copper; oils and terpenes (avenasterol, sitosterol, brassicasterol).

The typical taste is due to sinalbina, a glucosilonalto typical of this species, unlike the synirgin contained in black mustard, responsible for a more intense and marked taste.


Properties and benefits

Regular consumption of yellow mustard sprouts is recommended for athletes, given their ability to help muscles recover from fatigue and absorb work waste, especially lactic acid. For the same positive action on muscle tone they are indicated for children, the elderly and the sick. They have good antioxidant, antibacterial, antitumor, antidiabetic qualities. They are also consumed because of their purgative, antirheumatic and detoxifying qualities.


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Organoleptic characteristics and uses of mustard sprouts

Mustard sprouts have a refreshing flavor with pungent aftertaste, which make them indicated as a side dish. They are also eaten with taste in soups and soups, or transformed into creamy sauces to spread on bread and croutons or with which to season dishes with a strong taste. Not infrequently it is preferred to eat it together with other types of sprouts.


Sprouting secrets

The seeds are Detective stories, and it is this characteristic that gives the name to the species, and they are recognizable because they are larger than the other mustard species. They germinate in four or five days reaching a height that does not exceed five centimeters.

The seeds must be deposited in the sprout or in a tub with a constant trickle of water at the bottom, so that the roots do not risk drying out. It is advisable to spray at least two or three times a day. They are collected when the first leaves appear.


Small guide to the preparation of sprouts



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