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Mustard Oil?

I have noticed lately bottles of mustard oil in several supermarkets. Anybody tried it? How good is the oil compared to other oils nutritionally. The oil is yellow in colour.

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  1. Hi, be careful when purchasing mustard oil. I found out that some of the Indian brands are for external use only, but sold in the grocery section( read labels carefully). make sure it is a cooking oil. It is a slightly spicy oil, used as a base for curries or spicier salad dressings. I think it is a healthy oil, but it has less of a shelf life than others. good luck!

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    1. re: Jenni899

      Mustard oil is a key ingredient in making mostarda. That's about the only spot where I've used it (otherwise I just use mustard because pure oil doesn't emulsify easily)

    2. Yes? Hi! It's used in certain Indian and Bangladeshi recipes and also has some medicinal uses.

      Have a look here if you want to see some of the recipes that use mustard oil.

      http://www.tarladalal.com/recipes-usi...

      1. Yep, first make sure it's edible. Indians use the oil for cooking as well as for massaging on the body.

        It goes well when added into a marinade for lamb kebabs. It is also a popular oil for frying indian snacks like samosas etc.

        1. Thanks for replying. I saw mustard oil at No Frills and somewhere else (can't recall). I was curious about mustard oil because I've never used it.

          1. The "external use" issue for mustard oil is complicated. See a previous thread (http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/365925 ) and links therein.