Mustard seeds

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SPECIFICATIONS:
Moisture  max 9%
Impurities  max 2%
Grain admixture  max 5%
Oil content  min 26-30%
ORIGIN - Ukraine
General Characteristics
 - Mustard seed (Brassica spp.) is an annual, cool season crop that can be grown in a short growing season, commonly in rotation with small grains. A relative of canola, mustard seed has the advantage of being more tolerant to drought, heat, and frost. Ukraine produces three mustard types: yellow (Sinapis alba), brown, and oriental (Brassica juncea).
 - Mustard seeds obtained from mustard plants which is a cruciferous vegetable related to broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cabbage. Its Botanical Name is "Brassica Juncea". These are small round seeds usually about 1 or 2mm in diameter. Mustard seeds may be colored ranging from yellowish white to black. It is a rich source of oil and protein. It can be crushed to form a paste that is mixed with water to form condiment. It can also be dried and crushed to form a powder, which is further processed to form mustard sauce. Approximately there are 40 different varieties of mustard plants.
 - Mustard seed (yellow) contains 20% to 30% of protein, 24% to 35% of oil, 6% to 12% of lipids and 12% to 18% carbohydrates. Mustard oil contains 93% allyl isothiocyanate (AITC), which helps against the growth of moulds, yeast, listeria, E.coli and several other food borne pathogen.