Mustard can be described as pungent, earthy and sharp!
One of the oldest condiments, it is very popular and a widely used spice around the globe and is known as “the spice of nations.” It is also the only spice commonly grown in the UK. It is so widely admired, that it even has its own festival in California’s Napa Valley and a museum dedicated to it in Norwich!
This hot, spicy, pungent condiment is a firm favourite that adds some kick to meat and is delicious in a beef or ham sandwich, added to sausages, burgers, in salad dressings or on a piece of pork pie.
We all have our favourite variety, from a smooth creamy mustard made from mustard flour, to a whole grain or coarse mustard made from un-milled, or partially ground, mustard seeds.
Low in calories, mustard is unusual as it is cultivated in cold climates and is largely grown in Canada, England and Hungary.