Mustard seeds are widely used in Indian households and are used in cooking as they impart a very rich taste to food. Mustard oil is used for cooking, whereas mustard seeds are used as tadka, and the powered seeds are used in dips and garnishing. Mustard seeds are packed with phytonutrients that protects us from gastro-intestinal cancer. Mustard seeds have high levels of selenium and magnesium, and both these components give it a unique anti-inflammatory property. Thus, consuming it on a regular basis can keep the symptoms of asthma under control. Mustard seeds are a great source of carotenes, zeaxanthins and lutein, Vitamin A, C and K, and all these components together make it rich in anti-oxidants and thus help in slow ageing. It contains high levels Vitamin B3 which helps in lowering the cholesterol level and protects the body from hypertension.