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.
Brown Mustard Seeds:
Originally grown in the Himalayan Mountains, these seeds are generally smaller than yellow seeds, but more pungent. Brown mustard seeds are generally used to make prepared Dijon mustard, which tends to be a little spicier than other mustards. They are also the base for spicy Chinese mustard, and are used in pickling, brines, and sauerkraut. Additionally, they can be roasted or toasted in a skillet to release their flavor, and then added to cold pasta salads or grain dishes.
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!