If you’re a big fan of mustard, but you want to try out the ketogenic diet, then before you begin, you really ought to find out if mustard is keto-friendly.
You don’t want to undo all the work of a ketogenic diet by accidentally consuming something that will kick you straight out of ketosis.
This is particularly important if you frequently use mustard to add flavor to your foods and recipes. Mustard has a tendency to creep into all your dishes if you’re not careful.
Mashed potatoes, ham and cheese sandwiches, in a wrap, in pita bread, Plowman’s lunch. And that’s just a few off the top of my head.
So, if you’re concerned about this, there’s no need to worry. This article is going to explain whether or not mustard is keto-friendly, and how you may still be able to enjoy certain mustards when you are on the ketogenic diet.
Please feel free to scroll ahead to any section that jumps out at you. Here goes.
Is Mustard Keto-Friendly?
Ok, I’m just going to level with you here. There’s no straight answer to this question. The truth is that some mustards are keto-friendly, and others simply aren’t.
The good news however, is that most brands of mustard simply don’t contain a significant portion of carbs.
It’s naturally low-carb, which makes it easy to enjoy even when you’re on a strict ketogenic diet and meal plan.
But you have to be careful, because there are some brands of mustard out there that add the likes of fruit, honey, and other sweeteners to the mix to tweak the taste of the mustard and make it more appealing to those with a sweet tooth.
Later in the article, I will present you with a list of mustard brands that are just fine on a keto diet, followed by a list of brands that you need to avoid.
But before we get round to that, let’s go over how you can enjoy mustard when you’re on a ketogenic diet.
How You Can Enjoy Mustard On A Ketogenic Diet
The best way to stick to a diet is to enjoy it. If you don’t enjoy it, it would take all the willpower in the world to see it through its course.
And that’s just wrong isn’t it. Enjoying your food is one of the simplest pleasures of love.
But I know from experience that a lot of people trying a keto diet tend to stick to the same sorts of foods most days.
But variety is the spice of life as they say, and by adding a flavorful condiment to your meal, you can transform the entire dish and make it more enticing.
It may sound obvious, but I’ll point it out anyway.
The best way to ensure that your mustard dressing isn’t going to kick you out of keto is by not mixing it with anything sweet to make it into a different kind of sauce.
The other thing I recommend that you do is to check the labels on the mustard and see the carb content for yourself.
Remember, on the keto diet you’re only allowed a maximum of 50 grams of carbs. So, if your favorite brand of mustard does contain carbs, be sure to use it sparingly.
And my other top tip is to look through the lists provided below, which make it very clear which brands are keto-friendly, and which ones to avoid when you’re on the keto diet.
What Brands Of Mustard Are Keto-Friendly, And Safe To Enjoy On A Ketogenic Diet?
Here follows a long, comprehensive list of brands of mustard that have zero net carbs per serving, where one serving is defined as 5 grams, and are therefore very easy to incorporate onto a ketogenic diet or meal plan.
- 365 Organic Dijon Mustard
- 365 Organic German Mustard
- 365 Organic Yellow Mustard
- Primal Kitchen Organic Dijon Mustard
- Primal Kitchen Organic Spicy Brown Mustard
- Suzie’s Organic Yellow Mustard
- Suzie’s Organic Spicy Brown Mustard
- Heinz Organic Yellow Mustard
- French’s True Organics Yellow Mustard
- Organicville Stone Ground Mustard
- Organicville Organic Dijon Mustard
- Organicville Yellow Mustard
- Simple Girl Organic Sweet Mustard Dressing & Marinade
- Westbrae Natural Organic Stoneground Mustard
- Simple Truth Organic Dijon Mustard
- Simple Truth Organic Yellow Mustard
- Simple Truth Organic Stone Ground Mustard
- Beaufor Whole Grain Mustard
- Beaufor Extra Strong Dijon Mustard
- Murray’s Whole Grain Mustard
- Trois Petite Cochons Dijon Mustard
- Happy Belly Yellow Mustard
- Heinz Yellow Mustard
- Heinz Spicy Brown Mustard
- French’s Dijon Mustard
- French’s Yellow Mustard
- French’s Spicy Brown Mustard
- Silver Spring Jalapeno Mustard
- Emeril’s New York Deli Style Mustard
- Top Em’s Yellow Mustard
- White Castle Dusseldorf Mustard
- Plochman’s Yellow Mustard
- Plochman’s Stone Ground Mustard
- Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Mustard
- Woeber’s Jalapeno Mustard
What Brands Of Mustard Should You Avoid When You’re On A Ketogenic Diet?
Now, here’s a list of brands of mustard that feature sugar in the ingredient list.
Therefore, I would argue that you should avoid these brands on that basis, even if there are zero net carbs per serving.
- Private Selection French Dijon Mustard
- Suzie’s Organic Dijon Mustard
- Sir Kensington’s Yellow Mustard
- Grey Poupon Dijon Mustard
- Grey Poupon Country Dijon Mustard
- Hengstenberg Medium Hot Mustard
- Colman’s Mustard
- Beaver Extra Hot Chinese Mustard
- Private Selection Spicy Beer Whole Grain Mustard
- French’s Spicy Yellow Mustard
- Woeber’s Sweet & Spicy Mustard
- Inglehoffer Stone Ground Mustard
- Maille Old Style Dijon Mustard
- Mister Mustard
- Wickedly Prime Creamy Garlic Mustard Aioli
- Grey Poupon Mild & Creamy Dijon Mustard
- Or any mustard with “honey” in the name
So, now you have an excellent starting point for finding a good mustard that fits in with your keto diet meal plan.
If you can’t find the mustard you like in either of the lists provided above, simply read the ingredients list, and avoid any mustard that features “honey” in the ingredients list.
You should also check the number of carbohydrates per 100g of mustard, and stick to those brands that have a net carbohydrate amount of 0 grams.
That way you easily can stick within your 50 gram left.