|Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)|
|Energy||1,964 kJ (469 kcal)|
|- Sugars||6.89 g|
|- Dietary fiber||14.7 g|
|- saturated||1.46 g|
|- monounsaturated||19.83 g|
|- polyunsaturated||5.39 g|
|Vitamin A equiv.||3 μg (0%)|
|Thiamine (vit. B1)||0.543 mg (47%)|
|Riboflavin (vit. B2)||0.381 mg (32%)|
|Niacin (vit. B3)||7.890 mg (53%)|
|Vitamin B6||0.43 mg (33%)|
|Folate (vit. B9)||76 μg (19%)|
|Vitamin B12||0 μg (0%)|
|Vitamin C||3 mg (4%)|
|Vitamin E||2.89 mg (19%)|
|Vitamin K||5.4 μg (5%)|
|Calcium||521 mg (52%)|
|Iron||9.98 mg (77%)|
|Magnesium||298 mg (84%)|
|Phosphorus||841 mg (120%)|
|Potassium||682 mg (15%)|
|Sodium||5 mg (0%)|
|Zinc||5.7 mg (60%)|
|Percentages are relative to
US recommendations for adults.
Source: USDA Nutrient Database
Mustard seeds are the small round seeds of various mustard plants. The seeds are usually about 1 or 2 mm in diameter. Mustard seeds may be colored from yellowish white to black. They are important spices in many regional foods. The seeds can come from three different plants: black mustard (Brassica nigra), brown Indian mustard (B. juncea), and white mustard (B. hirta/Sinapis alba).
In the New Testament, the mustard seed is used by Jesus in the parable of the Mustard Seed as a model for the kingdom of God which initially starts small but grows to be the biggest of all garden plants. Faith is also spoken about in the context of a mustard seed.
Jewish texts compare the knowable universe to the size of a mustard seed to demonstrate the world's insignificance and to teach humility.  The Jewish philosopher Nahmanides mentions the universe expanded from the time of its creation, in which it was the size of a mustard seed.
Regional usage 
Aavalu (Telugu: ఆవlu), kadugu (Tamil: கடுகு), or sasive (Kannada:ಸಾಸಿವೆ), "Kadugu" (Malayalam: കടുക്)variety of Indian pickle consisting mainly of mangoes, red chilli powder and aavaa pindi (powdered mustard seed) preserved in mustard oil, is popular in Southern India with its origin in Andhra Pradesh.
These mustard seeds are known in Hindi/Urdu as sarson and in Punjabi as sarron. These are used as a spice in Northern India and Nepal. The seeds are usually roasted until they pop. They are also planted to grow saag (greens) which are stir-fried and eaten as a vegetable preparation, sarson ka saag (sarron da saag in Punjabi).
In Maharastra, it is called as mohari, and is used frequently in Maharastrian recipes.
Sarson ka tel (mustard oil) is used for body massage during extreme winters, as it is assumed to keep the body warm and moist.
Mustard seeds generally take three to ten days to germinate if placed under the proper conditions, which include a cold atmosphere and relatively moist soil. Mature mustard plants grow into shrubs.
Mustard grows well in temperate regions. Major producers of mustard seeds include Canada, Hungary, Great Britain, India, Pakistan and the United States. Brown and black mustard seeds return higher yields than their yellow counterparts.
In Pakistan, rapeseed-mustard is the second most important source of oil, after cotton. It is cultivated over an area of 307,000 hectares with annual production of 233,000 tonnes and contributes about 17% to the domestic production of edible oil.
Mustard seed is a rich source of oil and protein. The seed has oil as high as 46-48 percent, whole seed meal has 43.6 percent protein.
|Top 10 mustard seed producers in 2010|
|* = Unofficial figure | [ ] = Official data | A = May include official, semi-official or estimated data
F = FAO estimate | Im = FAO data based on imputation methodology | M = Data not available
See also 
- Matthew 13:31–13:32
- Matthew 17:20–17:21
- Mark 4:30–4:32
- Luke 13:18–13:19
- Luke 17:6
- Jay Michaelson - learnkabbalah.com also verification at about jay michaelson
- Dr.Gerald Schroeder - © 2011 Aish.com - Your Life, Your Judaism
- "Pulses and Special Crops > Pulses and Special Crops > Producers". Agr.gc.ca. 2007-03-20. Retrieved 2010-07-28.
- "Major Food And Agricultural Commodities And Producers - Countries By Commodity". Fao.org. Retrieved 2012-06-19.