Mustard (Brassica alba or Sinapis nigra)

Other Names: Yellow Mustard, Brown mustard, Grocer’s mustard, Indian Mustard

Medicinal Uses: Dyspepsia, Laxative, Bowel conditions, Liniment, Epilepsy
 
Mustard Seeds: (herb seed) Tiny yellow or brownish seeds of a member of the cabbage family. 
 
Mustard seeds are the small seeds of the various mustard plants. Pungent, sharp, hot flavor. The seeds are about 2 mm in diameter, and may be colored from yellowish white to black. They are important spices in many regional cuisines. The seeds can come from three different plants: black mustard (B. nigra), brown Indian mustard (B. juncea), and white mustard (B. hirta/Sinapis alba).  It is often referred to as “eye of newt.  Use for meats, vinaigrettes, seafood and sauces.

 

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