Mustard is an annual herb cultivated as oil seed crop or as vegetable or as fodder, of which, 3 species are known for its condiment value. They are pale yellow or white  (Brassica hirta), brown  (Brassica juncea) and black  (Brassica nigra).The amounts of various nutrients in mustard seed are to be found in the USDA National Nutrient Database. As a condiment, mustard averages about 5 kcal per teaspoon.Some of the many vitamins and nutrients found in mustard seeds are selenium and omega 3 fatty acid.Commonly paired with meats and cheeses, mustard is also added to sandwiches, hamburgers, corn dogs, and hot dogs. It is also used as an ingredient in many dressings, glazes, sauces, soups, and marinades. As a cream or as individual seeds, mustard is used as a condiment in the cuisine of India and Bangladesh, the Mediterranean, northern and southeastern Europe, Asia, the Americas, and Africa, making it one of the most popular and widely used spices and condiments in the world.



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Mustard is a condiment made from the seeds of a mustard plant (white/yellow , Sinapis alba; brown/Indian , Brassica juncea; or black, Brassica nigra).

it is one of the oldest spices and one of the most widely used. More than 700 million lbs of seeds are consumed worldwide each year. Dry form is frequently used as a seasoning in mayonnaise, salad dressings, and sauces. . Brown and oriental mustards are also used as oilseed crops. However, the strong flavor of this high-protein oilseed has made it unpopular in the livestock feed and vegetable oil markets of North America. As a result, this produced in North America is used primarily as a spice or condiment.

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