Ground Mustard

By Alan Brkic


The romans were among the first to experiment with ground mustard when they mixed it with grape juice known as must to make "burning-must" which was intended as a marinade for boar and other animals.

Botanical Information

Ground mustard comes from the mustard plant which is smooth and soft yellow plant with long stems. We use the leaves to make mustard and other things related to it.

Common Culinary Uses

Some common uses for ground mustard are making prepared mustards or adding flavor to oil or vinegar dressings.

Better to use when fresh because it contains more flavor.

Health Benefits

  • Lowers cholesterol
  • FIghts cancer infections
  • Stimulates hair growth
  • Reduces asthma symptoms
  • Can help you lose weight

Interesting Facts

  • One of the worlds oldest known spices
  • The name, mustard, comes from the Latin words “mustum ardens”, which means “burning wine” and refers to the flavor created by the spicy heat of the crushed mustard seeds mixed with the juice of unfermented wine grapes.