Nutrition for Dijon Mustard (ground)

Calories, Protein, Vitamins and More


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Dijon Mustard Nutrition Summary

One tablespoon of ground dijon mustard (6 grams or 0.21 oz) contains 30 calories and 1.6 grams of protein. Dijon mustard consist of 5% water, 28% carbohydrates, 26% protein, and 36% fat.

Dijon mustard is an excellent source of many nutrients, including dietary fiber, calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium. It also contains significant amounts of protein, selenium, zinc, copper, phosphorus and manganese.

In one tablespoon of ground dijon mustard:

  • Calories: 30
  • Protein: 1.6 g
  • Sugar: 0.4 g
  • Dietary fiber: 0.7 g
  • Fat: 2.2 g, (Saturated: 0.1 g)
  • Sodium: 0.8 mg
There is no significant amounts of cholesterol in dijon mustard.

See the Dijon Mustard Nutrition Chart for complete recommended daily values.
The specific nutritional values from USDA is for: Spices, mustard seed, ground.

Calories in Dijon Mustard

Dijon mustard has 30 calories per tablespoon or 500 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from fat, carbohydrates and protein.

60 percent of calories in dijon mustard are from fat, 21% of calories are from carbohydrates and 19% of calories are from protein.

Calories from Carbs

About 21% the calories in ground dijon mustard are from carbohydrates. The carbs in dijon mustard are mostly in the form of dietary fiber and sugar (64% and 36%). An excellent high-fiber food, a single tablespoon of dijon mustard contains 3% of recommended daily values or 0.7 grams of dietary fiber.

  • Dietary fiber: 0.7 g
  • Sugar: 0.4 g
There is no significant amounts of starch in dijon mustard.

Calories from Fat

The majority, or 60% of the calories in ground dijon mustard are from fat. Dijon mustard is high in total fat, with 2.2 grams or 3% of recommended daily values per tablespoon. Dijon Mustard is cholestrol free. Most of the fat in dijon mustard are healthier unsaturated fats:

  • Total fat: 2.2 g
  • Saturated fat: 0.1 g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.4 g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.6 g
There is no significant amounts of cholestrol in dijon mustard.

Omega-3 and Omega-6 in Dijon Mustard

Dijon mustard is a great source of healthy omega-3 fatty acids, containing a total of 0.23 grams for every tablespoon. It contains significant amounts of alpha linoleic acid. [2]

  • alpha linoleic acid: 0.23 g
Also a good source of omega-6 fatty acids, every tablespoon of dijon mustard contains a total of 0.4 grams of omega-6. In addition, a large portion of the omega-6 in dijon mustard comes from linolenic acid - the only essential omega-6 fatty acid. [2]

  • other omega 6: 0.02 g
  • linoleic acid: 0.36 g
The omega-6 to omega-3 ratio in dijon mustard is 1.7: 1.

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Protein in Dijon Mustard

An excellent source of protein, a single tablespoon of dijon mustard contains 3% of recommended daily values or 1.6 grams of protein. In addition, dijon mustard is also a source of complete protein, meaning it abundantly contains all 9 essential amino acids.

  • Protein: 1.56 g
  • Tryptophan: 0.02 g
  • Threonine: 0.05 g
  • Isoleucine: 0.07 g
  • Leucine: 0.12 g
  • Lysine: 0.11 g
  • Methionine: 0.03 g
  • Phenylalanine: 0.07 g
  • Valine: 0.09 g
  • Histidine: 0.05 g

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Vitamins and Minerals in Dijon Mustard

An good source of many nutrients, ground dijon mustard contains abundant amounts of calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium. In fact, a single tablespoon of dijon mustard contains 7% of recommended daily values or 22.2 mg of magnesium. Also an excellent source of iron, a single tablespoon of dijon mustard contains 3% of recommended daily values or 0.6 mg of iron.

Vitamins in dijon mustard (1 tbsp):
  • Vitamin a: 0.1 ug
  • Thiamin: < 0.1 mg
  • Riboflavin: < 0.1 mg
  • Niacin: 0.3 mg
  • Vitamin b6: < 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin c: 0.4 mg
  • Vitamin e: 0.3 mg
  • Folate: 9.7 ug
  • Vitamin k: 0.3 ug
Minerals in dijon mustard (1 tbsp):
  • Calcium: 16 mg
  • Potassium: 44.3 mg
  • Iron: 0.6 mg
  • Magnesium: 22.2 mg
  • Zinc: 0.4 mg
  • Selenium: 12.5 ug
  • Phosphorus: 49.7 mg
  • Copper: < 0.1 mg
  • Manganese: 0.1 mg
  • Choline: 7.4 mg
There is no significant amounts of pantothenic acid or vitamin b12 in dijon mustard.

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Flavonoids and Carotenoids in Dijon Mustard [3]

Dijon mustard contains a number of healthy phytonutrients and antioxidants, specifically carotenoids beta-carotene and lutein + zeaxanthin. In one tablespoon of dijon mustard:

  • beta-carotene: 1 ug
  • lutein + zeaxanthin: 34 ug

Dijon Mustard Nutrition Chart

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Nutrition calculations are from Harvard Medical's nutrient guidelines [1] and USDA's food central database (2019) [2].
We calculated values from 2000 kCal daily recommended diet.

Dijon Mustard in Cooking

Dijon mustard is in the top 10% of most popular ingredients for recipes. Most recipes call for one or two tablespoons of dijon mustard.

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