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.
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