Nutrition for Yellow Mustard

Calories, Protein, Vitamins and More


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Yellow Mustard Nutrition Summary

One tablespoon of yellow mustard (15 grams or 0.53 oz) contains 9 calories and 0.6 grams of protein. Yellow mustard consist of 84% water, 6% carbohydrates, 4% protein, and 3% fat.

Yellow mustard is a source of potassium, selenium and phosphorus.

In one tablespoon of yellow mustard:

  • Calories: 9
  • Protein: 0.6 g
  • Sugar: 0.1 g
  • Dietary fiber: 0.6 g
  • Fat: 0.5 g
  • Sodium: 165.6 mg
There is no significant amounts of saturated fat or cholesterol in yellow mustard.

See the Yellow Mustard Nutrition Chart for complete recommended daily values.
The specific nutritional values from USDA is for: Mustard, prepared, yellow.

Calories in Yellow Mustard

Yellow mustard has 9 calories per tablespoon or 60 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from fat, carbohydrates and protein.

43 percent of calories in yellow mustard are from fat, 34% of calories are from carbohydrates and 23% of calories are from protein.

Calories from Carbs

A good portion, or 34% of the calories in yellow mustard are from carbohydrates. The carbs in yellow mustard are mostly in the form of dietary fiber, sugar and starch (75%, 12% and 12%). An excellent high-fiber food, a single tablespoon of yellow mustard contains 2% of recommended daily values or 0.6 grams of dietary fiber.

  • Dietary fiber: 0.6 g
  • Sugar: 0.1 g
  • Starch: 0.1 g

Calories from Fat

A substantial amount, or 43% of the calories in yellow mustard are from fat. Yellow mustard has a moderate amount of total fat, with 0.5 grams per tablespoon. It also is cholestrol free. Most of the fat in yellow mustard are healthier unsaturated fats:

  • Total fat: 0.5 g
  • Saturated fat: < 0.1 g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.3 g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.1 g
There is no significant amounts of cholestrol in yellow mustard.

Omega-6 in Yellow Mustard

Yellow mustard contains a small amount of omega-6 fatty acids, mostly in the form of linolenic acid - the only essential omega-6 fatty acid. [2]

  • linoleic acid: 0.05 g

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Protein in Yellow Mustard

A single tablespoon of yellow mustard contains 0.6 grams of protein. Although yellow mustard is relatively low in protein, it does contain all 9 essential amino acids at small amounts.

  • Protein: 0.56 g
  • Threonine: 0.03 g
  • Isoleucine: 0.02 g
  • Leucine: 0.04 g
  • Lysine: 0.04 g
  • Methionine: 0.01 g
  • Phenylalanine: 0.02 g
  • Valine: 0.03 g
  • Histidine: 0.02 g
There is no significant amounts of tryptophan in yellow mustard.

Protein Similar to Yellow Mustard

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Vitamins and Minerals in Yellow Mustard

Yellow mustard is a source of potassium, selenium and phosphorus. It also contains significant amounts of manganese.

Vitamins in yellow mustard (1 tbsp):
  • Vitamin a: 0.8 ug
  • Thiamin: < 0.1 mg
  • Riboflavin: < 0.1 mg
  • Niacin: 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin b6: < 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin c: < 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin e: 0.1 mg
  • Folate: 1.1 ug
  • Vitamin k: 0.2 ug
Minerals in yellow mustard (1 tbsp):
  • Calcium: 9.5 mg
  • Potassium: 22.8 mg
  • Iron: 0.2 mg
  • Magnesium: 7.2 mg
  • Zinc: 0.1 mg
  • Selenium: 5 ug
  • Phosphorus: 16.2 mg
  • Copper: < 0.1 mg
  • Manganese: 0.1 mg
  • Choline: 3.4 mg
There is no significant amounts of pantothenic acid or vitamin b12 in yellow mustard.

Flavonoids and Carotenoids in Yellow Mustard [3]

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

  • beta-carotene: 8 ug
  • lutein + zeaxanthin: 17 ug

Yellow 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.

Yellow Mustard in Cooking

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

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