Mustard 101

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Celebrate National Mustard Day

It seems every food gets its own holiday and mustard is no exception. August 6 is National Mustard Day, so here’s a little history on one of our favorite condiments!

Mustard is a member of the Brassica family of plants which bears tiny round edible seeds as well as tasty leaves. Its English name, mustard, is derived from a contraction of the Latin mustum ardens meaning burning must. This is a reference to the spicy heat of the crushed mustard seeds and the French practice of mixing the ground seeds with must, the young, unfermented juice of wine grapes. Continue reading “Mustard 101”