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Mustard

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Traditional Spicy Brown Mustard

Mustard is a condiment made from the seeds of a mustard plant (white/yellow mustard, Sinapis alba; brown mustard, Brassica juncea; or black mustard, Brassica nigra).

The whole, ground, cracked, or bruised mustard seeds are mixed with water, vinegar, lemon juice, wine, or other liquids, salt, and often other flavorings and spices, to create a paste or sauce ranging in color from bright yellow to dark brown. The taste of mustard ranges from sweet to spicy.[1]

Commonly paired with meats and cheeses, mustard is also added to sandwicheshamburgerscorn dogs, and hot dogs. It is also used as an ingredient in many dressingsglazessaucessoups, and marinades. As a cream or as individual seeds, mustard is used as a condiment in the cuisine of India and Bangladesh, the Mediterraneannorthern and southeastern EuropeAsia, the Americas, and Africa,[2] making it one of the most popular and widely used spices and condiments in the world.[3]