Mustard Oils


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.
Related to Mustard Oils: Mustard seed oil

Mustard Oils

 

esters of isothiocyanic acid (isothio-cyanates) R—N═C═S (where R is the hydrocarbon radical); liquids with a very pungent odor. Many mustard oils are found in nature; allyl isothiocyanate, CH2═CHCH2 NCS, is a component of the essential oil of black mustard seeds.

References in periodicals archive ?
Thus mustard oil is considered to have lesser effect than sunflower and coconut oil when hepatocytes are concerned.
The HMG CoA reductase activity in the sunflower oil and coconut oil fed rats found decreased while the activity in mustard oil, fed group remained unchanged.
"You taste it, and then it's gone." Koreans use mustard oil as a hot seasoning oil, and some Chinese cuisines employ it in cold dressings.
Although it is usually found on shelves of cooking oil, not massage oil, bottles of pure mustard oil sold in the United States must bear a warning: "For external use only." Since the mid 1990s, the Food and Drug Administration has banned the import or sale of pure mustard oil as a foodstuff.