Mustard Seeds: Fact File
- 11 Months ago
Mustard is one of the oldest spices, used extensively in kitchens and at dinner tables all over the world. It is an annual herb cultivated as an oil seed crop, or as vegetable or fodder. Three specific species of mustard are known for their condiment value. They are pale yellow or white mustard, brown mustard, and black mustard.
Black mustard is a round hard seed, smaller and much more pungent than the white. Mustard seeds contain good amounts of protein, fat, vitamins, and minerals. Hot water poured onto crushed mustard seeds and used as a foot bath is said to ward off flu and relieve headaches.