Mustard, Seed - Spices and Herbs

Mustard, Seed

In its raw form, mustard is somewhat tame. It takes water or another nonacidic liquid to activate myrosinase, the enzyme responsible for that classic hot mustard taste.

We source our Spice Islands® mustard from the far reaches of Western Canada, combining yellow and oriental mustard seeds for superior flavor.

Use whole mustard seeds in pickling or boil it with vegetables. You can also add an Indian flair to your dishes by frying mustard seeds with curry and cumin.

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Cooking With Mustard, Seed

Try it with

  • Pickling Spices
  • Marinades
  • Salad Dressings
  • Barbecue Sauces
  • Roasted Red Meats

In 334 BC, Alexander the Great received a bag of sesame seeds from Darius III of Persia, symbolizing the vast Persian army. Alexander answered with a bag of mustard seeds to signify the number and power of his men.