Mustard seeds are from the mustard plant, which is a cruciferous vegetable related to broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cabbage. Used for tempering: This is a method of seasoning very commonly used in indian cooking. The seeds crackle Bringing out their full flavour. Dry roasted seeds or its powder also added to pickles or even salad dressings.
Tip: while roasting beware not to over roast or burn them which might cause bitter unpleasant flavour.
Benefits: has antibacterial properties , helps stimulate digestion.Mustard seeds are very rich in calcium, manganese, omega 3 fatty acids, iron, zinc, protein and dietary fiber.