People with mustard seed protein allergies should be careful when consuming the seeds and sprouted seeds from plants in the Brassicaceae family. This includes broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussel sprouts, turnip and rapeseed.
Food containing mustard or canola meal or protein as an ingredient should not be consumed by people with mustard allergy. Canola oil can be made using both rapeseed (Brassica Napus and Brassica Rapa) and mustard seed (Brassica Juncea), but is highly refined and does not contain any appreciable amounts of protein, so it does not pose a risk for people with mustard allergy.
POSSIBLE FOOD SOURCES OF MUSTARD:
- Salad Dressings (vinaigrettes and cruditées)
- Spices, flavouring or seasoning
- Sauces (Barbecue, Ketchup, tomato sauces, Mayonnaises, Pesto, Gravies, Marinades)
- Curries, Chutneys
- Pickles and other pickled products
- Dehydrated soups
- Processed Meat (sausages, salami etc.) including hamburgers/steakettes
- Some baby/toddlers prepackaged food
- Sprouted seeds