Based on many other popular condiments you might assume that mustard falls into the same category as others relating to its sugar content. But it’s not common for the various types of mustard you can buy at your local grocer to contain liquid sugar, corn syrup, or high fructose corn syrup, a common problem among condiments. It’s mainly the sodium content per serving that makes mustard something to eat in moderation in order to limit its effect on your cardiovascular health. Or you can spring for the natural and organic brands that don’t have as much salt.
One ingredient to be on the lookout for in mustard is added flavors and colorings. Otherwise, you might be pleasantly surprised to learn that mustard contains a lot of ingredients that are good for you, including mustard seeds, turmeric, and paprika. For example, mustard seeds provide nutrients and antioxidants that may help prevent many serious diseases and reduce inflammation.