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In this Lesson you will Learn

  1. What are the ingredients in mustard?
  2. What are common types of mustard?

Mustard is a condiment that is rather easy to make from scratch, though most of us don't. There is a huge variety of mustard available, but all mustard is generally made from mustard seeds (often ground into mustard powder) mixed with water, salt, and vinegar.

Mustard seeds come in three varieties: white/yellow, brown, and black, and they are all used to make some of the most common types of mustard. Yellow mustard seeds are milder and are used, along with turmeric, to make American yellow mustard. Brown mustard seeds are hotter than yellow mustard seeds and are used to make spicy brown or deli-style mustards. Dijon mustard is traditionally made with brown or black mustard seeds and verjuice or white wine. Whole-grain mustard or stone-ground mustard are simply mustard with the seeds left whole or roughly ground.

Nutrition DNA

The nutrition DNA of mustard. For example, you can see that 1 tablespoon mustard covers 20% of your daily need of Trans Fat and 8% of the recommended Sodium intake. Hover over the bars to see which nutrient is covered.



  1. Mustard usually contains ground mustard seeds, water, salt, and vinegar.
  2. Common types of mustard include yellow mustard, spicy brown/deli-style mustard, Dijon mustard, and whole-grain or stone-ground mustard.
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