Many sources claim that mustard is one of the oldest known spices. Reportedly, mustard seeds are even mentioned in ancient Sanskrit writings. They are also said to have been used in both ancient Greece and Rome. While we find this all fascinating, you know what we say? Who cares who ate mustard 5000 years ago – we just want to enjoy it now!
At Stuart's Spices, we carry Yellow Mustard Seeds, Brown Mustard Seeds, Mustard Powder, and English Mustard Powder.
This is simply ground mustard seeds. You may see it sometimes referred to as mustard flour. Dry mustard powder is generally 2-3 times as strong as prepared mustard you get from a jar. Mustard powder can be mixed with water to make a mustard paste. The water initiates an enzymatic process that releases the pungency of the mustard. Using hot water, though, inhibits the enzyme process, limiting the amount of “heat” of the paste. Acidic substances such as vinegar also stops the enzymatic process.
Here are a few ideas for using Mustard Powder:
- The obvious – when made into mustard, it’s a great condiment for hots, burgers, chicken, French fries, cheese, sausage, sandwiches, and so many other foods!
- Mustard powder is often found in BBQ rubs and sauces
- Major component of a spice mixture for cooking meats and seafood.
- Add a little mustard powder to salad dressings
Looking for great spicy mustard and an easy way to WOW your friends? Try our Stout Mustard Kit. Like all of our kits, it takes truly minimal preparation, and you end up with 2 cups of unbelievable mustard!