Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Magical Mystery Mustard Tour

Mustard is one of those "free" foods, zero points for Weight Watchers. It is far more than just a squeeze on a hot dog or a smear on a pastrami sandwich. Mustard is one of the oldest known condiments and is used in every country in some form or another. It is known to aid digestion as well as speed up metabolism. Mustard seeds are a very good source of omega-3 fatty acids as well as calcium, dietary fiber, iron, manganese, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, protein, selenium and zinc.

So with all these benefits you can't go wrong. This power packed seed concoction adds plenty of zing to otherwise boring "diet" food. Dip your carrot sticks into some chipotle mustard for a real wake-up call or add a little honey mustard to those veggie. Put some in your tuna salad or give your egg white omelet some character with a dab or two.

There are so many wonderful mustard combinations these days. Just take a walk down the aisle of your local grocery store or gourmet market. You'll see raspberry wasabi mustard, orange cranberry, horseradish mustard, roasted garlic, ale mustard, the Chinese variety as well as the classic yellow. The choice is yours, but be careful. While some mustards have no calories others have hidden sugar.

Here's a helpful list. What is your favorite?

Chipotle Mustard (Silver Spring)
Serving Size: 1 tsp; Calories: 5, Total Fat: 0g, Carbs: 0g, Protein: 0g

Yellow Mustard (French's)
Serving Size: 1 tsp; Calories: 0, Total Fat: 0g, Carbs: 0g, Protein: 0g

Dijon Mustard (Grey Poupon)
Serving Size: 5g; Calories: 5, Total Fat: 0g, Carbs: 0g, Protein: 0g

Spicy Brown Mustard (Gulden's)
Serving Size: 1 tsp ; Calories: 5, Total Fat: 0g, Carbs: 0g, Protein: 0g

Mustard (Coleman's)
Serving Size: 1 tsp; Calories:10, Total Fat: 0g, Carbs: 1g; Protein: 0g

Dijon Mustard (Maille)
Serving Size:1 tsp; Calories:10, Total Fat: .5g, Carbs:0g, Protein: .4g

Original Honey Mustard (Billybee)
Serving Size: 1 tsp; Calories:15, Total Fat: 0g, Carbs: 3g, Protein: .1g

Yellow Mustard (Heinz)
Serving Size: 1 tsp; Calories: o, Total Fat: 0g, Carbs: 0g, Protein: 0g

Stone Ground Mustard (Inglehoffer)
Serving Size:1 tsp; Calories:10, Total Fat: 0g, Carbs:1g, Protein: 0g

Smooth Honey Mustard (Emeril's)
Serving Size: 1 tsp; Calories:10, Total Fat:0g, Carbs: 1g, Protein: 0g

Hellmann's Honey Mustard (Hellmann's)
Serving Size: 1 tsp (5.0 g); Calories: 10, Total Fat: 0g, Carbs: 2g, Protein: 0g.

Jalapeno Mustard (Kraft)
Serving Size: 1 tsp; Calories: 0, Total Fat: 0g, Carbs: 0g, Protein: 0g

Creole Mustard (Zatarain's)
Serving Size: 1 oz; Calories: 10, Total Fat: .5g, Carbs: 0g, Protein: 0g

Chinese Hot Mustard (Roland)Serving
Size: 1 tsp, Calories:0, Total Fat:0g, Carbs: 1g, Protein: 0g

German Mustard (365 Organic)
Serving Size: 1 tsp; Calories: 0, Total Fat: 0g, Carbs: 0g, Protein: 0g

Horseradish Mustard (Jack Daniel's)
Serving Size:1 tsp; Calories:5, Total Fat: 0g, Carbs: 0g, Protein: o g

Horseradish Dijon Mustard (Maille)
Serving Size:1 tsp; Calories: 5, Total Fat: .5g, Carbs: 1g, Protein:0g

8 comments:

Kelly said...

Very interesting!!! I didn't know there were that many kinds of mustard! I really like yellow mustard and honey mustard.
Thanks for sharing!

Lisa said...

Thanks for the info!

- Lisa
http://inweighovermyhead.blogspot.com/

Chibi said...

I had no clue there were that many kinds of mustard! I only like a bit, myself - I don't like it to overpower the taste of what I'm eating. Very interesting!

Nikki said...

LOL. who knew all this stuff about mustard??

VIVIE said...

I absolutely love and appreciate your comparison of all the variations of mustard available out there! I loooooove honey mustard with a passion - will eat it on anything! Now, I will be more concious about my mustard choices! Thank you so much!

Bil White said...

Fascinating! Thanks.

Bil
www.a-loser-dad.com

Melissa said...

I love just plain old regular yellow mustard. I don't care for all the honey mustard, dijon mustard, etc. It's getting harder to find at my local sandwich shop because everyone wants the fancy stuff, but not me. That's why I keep a small bottle in my car, lol. :-) Now I just order the sandwich plain and add my own mustard.

Jenn said...

It's so funny because I've NEVER been a fan of mustard until the past year. I've always been a mayo-girl. Go figure. ;) I've actually been making my own honey mustard and adding just a hint of dijon so it has the slightest hint of a bite and love it on EVERYTHING!

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