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Old 03-22-2014, 06:24 PM   #1
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Does anyone use "mustard oil"? A Food Network show "Heartland" drizzled some on her Beer/Cheese soup. I wondered if it was worth finding and for what?

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Old 03-22-2014, 06:43 PM   #2
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Does anyone use "mustard oil"? A Food Network show "Heartland" drizzled some on her Beer/Cheese soup. I wondered if it was worth finding and for what?
Never heard of it. I assume the oil comes from the seed of the mustard plant.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mustard_oil
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Our Indian neighbors swear by it. I've never tried it.
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I bought a small bottle at an Indian store. I haven't used it yet.
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Our Indian neighbors swear by it. I've never tried it.
Wiki says it is very pungent. So is the smell of skunk spray.
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I have a bottle of it. I use it sparingly. You want to make sure you get the food-grade mustard oil. It is also sold in the skin-care product section in Indian markets. You don't want that for cooking.
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Does anyone use "mustard oil"? A Food Network show "Heartland" drizzled some on her Beer/Cheese soup. I wondered if it was worth finding and for what?
It's used in Indian cooking and is a reasonable source of omega 3 polyunsaturated fats. Good for frying as the flavour is not dominant when heated. If you use it make sure it is intended for human consumption. Buy it in small quantities and store in the 'fridge as it goes rancid very quickly.

It's also used by mothers in northern India for massaging babies' skin.
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I have a bottle of it. I use it sparingly. You want to make sure you get the food-grade mustard oil. It is also sold in the skin-care product section in Indian markets. You don't want that for cooking.
Well, it was in the food section.
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It's used in Indian cooking and is a reasonable source of omega 3 polyunsaturated fats. Good for frying as the flavour is not dominant when heated. If you use it make sure it is intended for human consumption. Buy it in small quantities and store in the 'fridge as it goes rancid very quickly.

It's also used by mothers in northern India for massaging babies' skin.
The brand I got is from the UK. It's KTC. It says it's for external use only, but I found this interesting letter: Mustard Oil | External Use Only

Wikipedia says,
"The effects of erucic acid from edible oils on human health are controversial. However no negative health effects have ever been documented in humans."

So what is a food grade mustard oil?
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[QUOTE=taxlady;1353260]Well, it was in the food section.

The brand I got is from the UK. It's KTC. It says it's for external use only, but I found this interesting letter: Mustard Oil | External Use Only

Wikipedia says,
"The effects of erucic acid from edible oils on human health are controversial. However no negative health effects have ever been documented in humans."

So what is a food grade mustard oil?[/QUOTE]
Well, I haven't seen it in my local supermarket but, then, I haven't looked. I would think that if you buy it in a grocery shop, a health food store or specialist Indian food store and it's with the usual cooking oils it should be "food grade". If in doubt I'd probably ask.

I suppose it's "food grade" because it's "clean" and isn't contaminated by noxious chemicals or foreign bodies and is safe for human consumption.
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