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Mustard seeds

Mustard seeds

Currently, Volgograd Mustard Oil Plant Sarepta LLC (VGMZ Sarepta LLC) is  one of the largest Russian enterprises growing and processing seeds of oil-yielding crops. The main direction is growing and processing mustard seeds.

Being in possession of its own grain elevator located in the territory of the factory, modern equipment for cleaning and drying seeds and an accredited laboratory allows our factory to prepare the necessary quantity of desired quality mustard oilseeds and to offer it for sale in the foreign market.

YELLOW MUSTARD (Sinapis alba L.) — is a plant which is supposed to come from Mediterranean, most probably from North Africa. Since ancient times Greek, Romans, Egyptians began to cultivate it intentionally to make a seasoning from the seeds. As many other seasonings, first mustard came to Western and then to Central Europe. In Russia it is cultivated in Central chernozemic region and has various names: White mustard, English mustard.

SAREPTA MUSTARD (Brassica juncea L.) — is a plant grown as an aromatic crop in Russia in Povolzhie. Its name “Sarepta” comes from the name of German settlement Sarepta (nowadays it is Krasnoarmeyskiy district of Volgograd city).

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Yellow mustard

Yellow mustard is an annual plant that rises 50-80 cm. It has lyrate leaves. While blowing, it forms yellow inflorescence. The seeds grow seedpods that resemble incurved hooks. Among all types of mustard Yellow mustard seeds are the largest. Seeds are of light-yellow or straw-yellow color, have flat odor, the taste is strong and barbaric. Yellow mustard seeds contain up to 35% of fat oil and about 1% of essential oil.

Thanks to its health properties it is used in medicine in case of cardio sclerosis, arterial hypertension, hepatic and gall disorders, indigestion, bloat, rheumatism.

Yellow mustard seeds are used in vegetable, mushroom dishes, mushroom marinades, for pork and beef cooking, for dishes made of wild fowl. In olden times yellow mustard seeds were added to pickled cucumbers and vegetable, flavored smoked meat products with them.

Sarepta mustard

Sarepta mustard is a quite high plant with branchy springs. Leaves are spherical at the bottom and sessile with short leaf stalks, oblong at the top. It blooms in May-July with bright-yellow flowers shooting out inflorescence in a shape of truss. bumpy seedpods 3-5 cm long with styliform beak form after blooming, They are filled with spherical seeds of brown-red, dark-brown color. The taste of Sarepta mustard is similar to Black mustard. The seeds are small and of dark-brown color. Harvesting takes place in August-September. Mustard seeds contain essential and mustard oil. The main active ingredients of seeds are glycoside sinigrin and destroying it enzyme myrosin. Moreover, proteins, mucus and minerals are also found.

Sarepta mustard seeds are both food and medicine. They are used as raw material for mustard oil production. Thanks to presence of essential oil mustard boosts appetite, improves digestion, especially in case of intestinal tract weakness and liability to constipation, it has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic effect. Mustard with honey helps in case of asthma, cough, and while mixed with fig is helpful in case of podagra and skin eczema.

Mustard seeds are widely used in food industry for conservation of meet and fish products, vegetable salting as they suppress fermentation and molding processes.

SAREPTA MUSTARD seeds correspond GOST 9159-71 and meet following requirements:

  • Humidity - 9 % (max);
  • Dockage - 2 % (max);
  • Oil admixture - 6 % (max).


Polypropylene bag of net weight from 45 kg to 1,0 MT