What is Mustard?

Mustard in cooking can refer to either the spice from seeds of a plant, or prepared mustard, a common condiment. It is used for its pungent flavor in either application. Mustard greens, one of the many brassicas (or cruciform vegetables), contain similarly strong flavor.

Mustard Shopping Tips

Spices and dried herbs have a shelf life too, and lose potency over time. The rule of thumb is, if your spices are over two years old, it's time to buy some new ones.

Mustard Cooking How-Tos

Toasting whole spices before using them intensifies their aroma and flavor.

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