Mustard

March 10, 2018

Mustard is the seed of 2 members of the cabbage family. It is used whole , ground, or mixed with various other ingredients into a paste.  More mustard is consumed every here than any other spice except pepper.  The pungency of the seed , which develops only when it is broken and wetted, is caused by reaction of enzymes with isothiocyanate compounds to form the so-called mustard oil. Greeks and Romans used it as condiment and as medicine for various aches and pain ( mustard oil draw large amount of blood to the surface , relieving inflammation in deeper tissues)

 

 

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