Dabur Cold Pressed Mustard Oil Review – Do We Recommend It?
Dabur’s Cold Pressed Mustard Oil has a healthy mustard color, is clear and showcases the signature pungency.
Mustard oil (sarson ka tel) is used extensively in India, especially in Kashmiri and Bengali cuisine. With more and more people gaining awareness about the health benefits of this fat, it has made its way through in a lot of homes for everyday use.
Earlier we tested six popular brands of mustard oil and found the best one from our line up. As Dabur was not a part of our review at that time (it is a fairly recent launch), we chose to test it on the same parameters. Our Dabur cold pressed mustard oil review elaborates on the flavor, pungency, color and clarity.
All the product information about Dabur’s Cold Pressed Oil –
|Dabur Mustard Oil||Product Information|
|Net Quantity||1 Liter (910 grams)|
|Shelf Life||12 months|
|Method of Extraction||Cold Pressed|
|Buy Now||On Amazon|
Our Review Factors
What were we looking for? We wanted a mustard oil which had a healthy mustard color, was clear and had the correct pungency.
How did we test this oil? After the initial product inspection, we tested the Dabur oil for its flavor in an aloo chokha (raw tasting). We cooked aloo churchuri (sliced aloo sabzi) in mustard oil with minimal spices to test the flavor post-cooking.
The parameters we gauged Dabur cold pressed mustard oil on are –
An enzyme called myronsinase is responsible for the pungency that mustard oil is known for. When mustard seeds are crushed, this enzyme (along with singrin) is released which further produces AITC. We checked the Dabur oil for its aroma.
We looked for three major sub-categories – bitterness of the oil, the aftertaste, and a general ‘mustardy’ flavor. When tasted raw, does this oil impart the signature flavor?
We were looking at the color and clarity of the mustard oil. The oil shouldn’t be cloudy, but transparent and clear. Ideally, the color should be a healthy mustard.
4. Other Factors
Other contributing factors include –
Packaging – Securely packed or not? Is the plastic bottle sturdy? Any leaks?
Price – Is the mustard oil priced competitively? If priced higher, does the quality of the oil justify the price?
Ingredients – Is the mustard oil made using mustard seeds only or does it contain any other oils, colors and preservatives?
Nutritional Information – This oil provides 900 Kcal of energy per 100 grams. 100 grams of fat which is divided as follows – Saturated fat is 5.7 grams, MUFA 67.1 grams and PUFA is 27.2 gram, This has no trans fats, cholesterol, carbohydrates, sugar or protein.
Method of extraction – How is the oil extracted – cold pressing, wood pressing or something else?
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Dabur Cold Pressed Mustard Oil – Detailed Review
Product information – Dabur’s Cold Pressed Mustard Oil is priced at Rs 285/- for a liter. Cold pressed mustard oil/kachi ghani is extracted from mustard seeds which are crushed at a low temperature. Thus ensuring that the natural health benefits/qualities are not altered.
Mustard oil is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids which is considered healthy for the heart. It also helps manage cholesterol. More on the benefits of mustard oil.
Our experience – Firstly, the mustard oil is packed in a sturdy plastic bottle. It has an easy-open seal on the mouth of the bottle. The packaging looks premium.
The oil is clear and has a gorgeous golden, mustard-brown color. Upon opening the bottle, the nose-tingling aroma is very much present. That said, the pungency isn’t too sharp or overwhelming.
Our taste test (raw, in aloo chokha) revealed that the oil has a fresh, piquant, nutty-mustard flavor. Post-cooking (aloo chorchori), the oil uplifts the flavor of our dish. It isn’t rancid, doesn’t taste bitter and has a high smoking point.
- Secure packaging, sturdy bottle.
- Clear, healthy-looking mustard oil color.
- Nose-tingling pungency.
- Has the ability to uplift the taste of a simple dish.
- Raw and post-cooking results were tasty. The oil doesn’t taste rancid or bitter.
- This is priced higher than the competition. Almost all brands providing similar quality are under the Rs 200/- bucket.
Those looking for a clear and tasty mustard oil for everyday cooking, the one by Dabur could be a good option.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on Dabur cold pressed mustard oil.
Yes. Especially if you are switching from heavily processed refined edible oil, mustard oil packs in a lot of health benefits.
It’s not an ideal choice, but if you must, make sure you let the oil reach its smoking point first. Cool it before using it for making chowmein. This will help reduce the pungency of the oil (Aroma and taste wise).
Dabur’s mustard oil is made using the cold-pressing method. It is popularly known as the kachi ghani method. The mustard seeds are crushed at a low temperature which helps retain nutrients in the oil.
A liter of Dabur Cold Pressed Mustard Oil is priced at Rs 285/-.
No. The ingredient list does not mention the use of any preservatives.
What’s the final verdict? Dabur’s Cold Pressed Mustard oil has the signature nose-tingling pungency. When raw, it uplifts the taste of a simple dish without making it bitter. The price is a tad bit higher than the competition offering similar quality, so that might be an issue for those looking for mustard oil for everyday-use.
Do you use mustard oil for cooking? If yes, which brand do you prefer?
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