Mustard is a condiment made from whole, cracked, crushed or ground seeds of the Mustard plant. While there are over forty varieties of the Mustard plant, only three varieties (white, brown or black) are used in making the condiment. In its preparation, the Mustard seed is mixed with a liquid, such as water, vinegar, wine, beer or verjus and often salt, spices, and seasonings. Mustard seeds themselves are not hot until they are cracked or crushed and mixed with a cold liquid. The chemical compounds myrosin and sinigrin react with each other and create a hot Mustard oil which provides the heat we all know and love. Brown and black Mustard seeds tend to create much hotter Mustards than yellow Mustard seeds. Today, brown and white Mustard seed is used more often than black Mustard seeds to make Mustard due to the fact that black Mustard seeds are difficult to mechanically harvest. Now you can buy mustard from IdukkiFresh.
Mustard is a low-calorie condiment as a teaspoon of plain Mustard averages just five calories. Mustard is also a nutritious condiment containing high levels of vitamins, selenium, and Omega-3 fatty acids. Dry Mustard may be mixed with water in order to create one’s own prepared Mustard.