Mustard Seed Whole
(Yellow) (Organically Grown) Available in 1 OZ.
Description: Yellow Mustard, known as White Mustard, is the seed of the Sinapis Alba Mustard Plant. It is an annual, herbaceous plant, belonging to the Cruciferae (Brassicaceae) family. It is an erect plant, with a thin root producing a grooved and branched stem with pinnatifid leaves and large, yellow flowers. The fruit is a spreading, roundish pod with a large curled beak, divided into two chambers. Each chamber contains two to three yellow seeds. Yellow Mustard has a milder flavor than the Brown Mustard.
Other Names: Brassica Alba, Ground Mustard, Mustard Flour, White Mustard
Part Used: Seed
Culinary Uses: Whole Mustard seeds can be ground for a pungent fresh mustard powder. Home ground Mustard powder should be prepared a half an hour before serving, for the Mustard oil to achieve its full body. Mustard Seeds can be used in pungent sauces, curries, dips, sandwich spreads, salad dressings and cheese dishes. Whole Brown Mustard Seeds are an important flavoring in Indian dishes. Whole Mustard seeds are used for pickling, flavoring cooked meats, or in boiling vegetables such as cabbage or sauerkraut.
Medicinal Uses: Mustards are still used today in mustard plasters to treat rheumatism, arthritis, chest congestion, aching back, and sore muscles.
Precautions and Adverse Reactions: As a mustard plaster produces sufficient heat to burn the skin, it must be removed after 15 minutes.