Olive Oil vs Mustard Oil: Which One Is The Best For Cooking? 

mustard oil vs olive oil

Strolling with your shopping cart, you stop in front of the oil section. You find hordes of choices in cooking oil. And you stand there perplexed about which cooking oil to put in the shopping cart. If you have also faced this kind of situation in the past while shopping for cooking oil, no worries. We have got you covered. You know that we cannot imagine cooking without oil. We always figure out to eat the meals most healthily. But have we ever thought about cooking oil? So, today we have come up with an article that will let you decide which cooking oil is better, Mustard oil or olive oil? 

#5 Price 

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Now let us dig into which cooking oil is budget-friendly and which cooking oil would put a hole in your pockets. If you do not want to spend much on your cooking oil, the olive oil must disappoint you. Mustard oil would cost you approximately Rs.80-100 per liter. On the other hand, olive oil is costlier than the former, as it would cost you about 500 bucks to 1000 bucks per liter. 

#4 Mineral Content 

Now coming to the following basis, it is essential to differentiate which cooking oil provides you with better mineral content. So talking about the mineral oil first, it is enriched with several enough minerals to make us fit and healthy. 

Whereas olive oil would gift you those minerals that are hard to find in other food sources. For instance- calcium, iron, and potassium. The quantity of potassium and calcium is one percent each. At the same time, this healthy oil contains only 0.5 percent of iron. 

#3 Taste 

olive oil vs mustard oil

Most of you avoid cooking with mustard oil due to its strong smell. Not only this, if you do not cook your meal correctly, the mustard oil will ruin the taste of your dish, leaving its taste in your mouth. On the contrary, olive oil can be a better option for smell and taste and won’t bother you with pungent odors. Instead, it doesn’t have any smell. Therefore, avoid using mustard oil if you do not like its taste and smell. Olive oil can be the best option in this scenario. 


#2 Unsaturated Fats 

Here mustard oil leaves behind the olive oil. Let us find out how. First, talking about the actual quantity of unsaturated fats that mustard oil holds is 21 percent of polyunsaturated fats, 11 percent of saturated fats, and 59 percent of monounsaturated fats. The next contender on the list, olive oil, holds 10 percent of polyunsaturated fats, 13 percent of saturated fats, and 72 percent of monounsaturated fats. 

#1 Shelf Life 

olive oil vs mustard oil

Hopping on to the last basis, let us find out which cooking oil has more shelf life than another. Generally, if you put both mustard oil and olive oil in oxygen, higher are chance both would get rancid when exposed to it. So, if you want to increase the shelf life of your cooking oil, then do not get them exposed to oxygen. Now coming to its shelf life, mustard oil has a shelf life of nine to twelve months. However, olive oil comes in handy here as this cooking oil would be best before 36 months. Some other brands of olive oil have a shelf life of twenty to thirty-six months. So in terms of shelf life, olive oil is better than mustard oil. 

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Tarishi Aggarwal
Ph.D. in Dental Science, Tarishi is well known for his works in the health sector. Reach out at [email protected]