Brown Mustard

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Brown Mustard Seeds are one of the classic warming spices.

Brown mustard comes from a taller plant than yellow mustard plants, growing 2 - 3 m high (6 - 9 ft), with large oval leaves and bear yellow flowers similar to those on yellow mustard plants. The seed pods for brown mustard are 3 - 5 cm long (1 - 2 inches) and the seeds are similar to black ones but have only about 70% of the pungency.

Black mustard seeds are similar, but different, and can be interchanged.

Brown mustard is good added, crushed, to sauces for leeks, cauliflower cheese and in cheese sauces.

Further reading

  • Hemphill, I., Hemphill, K. (2014) The Spice and Herb Bible, Robert Rose. ISBN: 9780778804932.
  • Norman, J. (2015) Herbs & Spices: The Cook's Reference, DK Publishing. ISBN: 9781465435989.