Traditionally, when we think of condiments, mustard is one of the first to come to mind, with Dijon mustard, American yellow mustard and honey mustard being the most popular varieties. You may be surprised that mustard not only adds a burst of flavor to sandwiches, hot dogs and burgers, but it also has anti-microbial, anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.
As an added bonus, mustard is also very low in calories. However, sodium can add up quickly so it’s important to check the nutritional information before adding it to your basket. Read on to find out best and worst picks for mustard.
- Per teaspoon: 5 calories, 50 milligrams sodium, 0 grams carbs, 0 grams sugar (0 grams added sugar)
- Ingredients include vinegar, mustard seed, water, salt, turmeric, spices, onion powder, garlic powder
- Vegan, gluten-free
- Per teaspoon: 0 calories, 60 milligrams sodium, 0 grams carbs, 0 grams sugar (0 grams added sugar)
- Ingredients include water, mustard seed, distilled vinegar, salt
- Vegan, gluten-free
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- Per teaspoon: 5 calories, 110 milligrams sodium, 0 carbs, 0 grams sugar (0 grams added sugar)
- Ingredients include vinegar, water, brown mustard seed, salt, xanthan gum
- Per teaspoon: 5 calories, 120 milligrams sodium, 0 grams carbs, 0 grams sugar (0 grams added sugar)
- Ingredients include distilled white vinegar, water, mustard seed, salt, white wine, fruit pectin, citric acid, tartaric acid, sugar, spices
- Per teaspoon: 5 calories, 70 milligrams sodium, less than 1 gram carbs, less than 1 gram sugar (less than 1 gram added sugar)
- Ingredients include water, distilled vinegar, hot sauce, water, salt, sugar, spices, mustard seed, corn starch, salt, sodium benzoate
Editor’s note: Registered dietitian Molly Kimball offers brand-name products as a consumer guide; she does not solicit product samples nor is she paid to recommend items. A version of this article originally appeared on WGNO’s “Get the Skinny” segment.