Mustard seeds yellow, ground
Origin of mustard seeds, natural habitat
Mustard seeds are the seeds of a plant belonging to the cabbage family, grown specifically for its seeds. The mustard seed, presumably from the Middle East, came to Europe via the Romans, where it has been grown even in the kitchen garden ever since.
What foods can ground yellow mustard seeds be used for?
Mustard seeds are basically staple ingredients of Asian, American, African, Greek and French cuisine. The yellow, ground version of the mustard seed has a significant practical benefit, as its application saves the burden of crushing or grinding the mustard seed.
The ground yellow mustard seed obviously loses some of the uses of the whole mustard seed, however, they can be used in a wider variety of cooking methods.
- Yellow, ground mustard or mustard flour is mostly used in English mustard, in this type of mustard pre-ground / ground mustard seeds are mixed with water, vinegar and spices.
- Ground yellow mustard seeds can basically be added to the same types of foods we use whole mustard seeds, like seasoning various sauces or to pre-marinate grilled meat dishes.
- The yellow, ground mustard gives a special, sour taste to creamy meat and vegetable ragouts and herby stews.
Store in a cool, dry place, away from sunlight.