<p>Mustard / கடுகு</p>
Sathva Mustard seeds are the smaller variety also known as the podi kadugu. The difference between the two lies primarily in their size and flavor. Podi kadugu is noticeably smaller in size compared to regular mustard seeds. The smaller size allows them to blend more seamlessly into dishes, ensuring an even distribution of flavor.
Podi kadugu tends to have a slightly stronger and sharper taste. The smaller seeds pack a punch, contributing a more intense spiciness and nuttiness to the dishes they are used in.
These seeds, carefully harvested, undergo a meticulous sun-drying process that removes moisture while preserving their natural essence.
Mustard seeds are rich in nutrients such as fiber, protein, healthy fats, vitamins (A, C, and various B vitamins), and minerals (calcium, iron, and magnesium). They also contain phytochemicals, including which have been associated with potential health benefits.
Mustard seeds contain antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that contribute to overall health and may help reduce the risk of chronic diseases.
It stimulates digestion and promotes the secretion of digestive enzymes. They may help improve digestion, and alleviate symptoms of indigestion.
Mustard seeds contain omega-3 fatty acids and are low in saturated fat. Incorporating them into a balanced diet may help support heart health by reducing LDL (bad) cholesterol levels.