Mustard Seeds (Sinapis alba) 1oz

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Mustard is a plant in the cabbage family that is native to Europe and the Mediterranean region. Like other species in the Brassica family, mustard is harvested for its zesty-tasting leaves that are cooked and eaten as a vegetable in summer. Mustard is also grown and harvested for its seeds, which range in color and flavor sharpness depending on variety. Like peppercorns, mustard seed has a long history of use globally and remains one of the most widely traded spices in the world today. In addition to culinary use, mustard seed is used to make heat-producing poultices. Powdered mustard seed is also used as a laundry aid – it helps to break up protein-based stains, such as dried egg yolk.

Common Uses:

cosmetic Crush or grind to use in poultices. The seeds may also be tinctured in alcohol for use in topical antiseptic formulas.
decorative The seeds add color contrast in floral displays.
culinary Use to flavor culinary oils and vinegars. The seeds are also used to make yellow mustard.
industrial Oil pressed from the seed is used as an industry lubricant.