Types of Mustard

About Mustard
Mustard as a condiment has been around for thousands of years. There are several types of mustard plants, some are grown for their greens and their seeds, others for seeds only. There are three types of seeds available: they are used in condiments, pickles and general cooking. Mustard seeds can be used whole, ground (also known as creamy mustard or smooth mustard), or a combination of the two. Homemade mustard can vary in colour, from bright yellow to dark brown, and heat (mild to very hot). Serve mustard as a dip for pretzels or chips, a condiment with meat and cheese, glaze on meat before cooking, in sandwiches, potato salad or salad dressings, or mix into stock for a quick sauce.
  • White (yellow) mustard seeds – mild flavour – to make hot dog mustard;
  • Brown mustard seeds – hot flavour – for wine and beer mustard, mixed seed mustard;
  • Black mustard seeds – hottest flavour – mainly for Indian/Asian recipes.
Types of Mustard
  • Yellow Mustard – bright yellow colour, made from yellow mustard seeds, salt, spices (including turmeric for colour) and vinegar;
  • Balsamic Mustard – flavoured with balsamic vinegar;
  • Basil Mustard;
  • Bavarian Mustard – a mustard that doesn’t contain much vinegar and is very sweet;
  • Beer Mustard – several types of beer (or stout) can be used to flavour mustard;
  • Blackcurrant Mustard – a fruity mustard made from Dijon mustard, blackcurrants and a little sugar, used in sauces and vinaigrettes;
  • Champagne Mustard;
  • Chilli Mustard;
  • Chipotle Mustard;
  • Chive Mustard;
  • Cognac Mustard –mustard flavoured with cognac (brandy);
  • Cranberry Mustard;
  • Creole Mustard – a hot, spicy mustard made from brown mustard seeds, horseradish and vinegar (or sweet mustard made with molasses);
  • Deli Mustard – brown mustard with garlic, brown sugar, ginger, allspice and cinnamon;
  • Dill Mustard;
  • Dijon-Style Mustard – can be whole grain or smooth, with brown and yellow seeds and white wine;
  • English Mustard – made from yellow and brown (or black) seeds and turmeric. Spicy and bright yellow colour;
  • French Mustard – a sweet, creamy yellow mustard ideal for serving with meals;
  • Garlic Mustard;
  • German Mustard – mild-hot, sweet to spicy, and wholegrain to smooth, German mustard is made from mustard seeds, mustard powder and spices;
  • Grand Marnier Mustard – creamy mustard with honey;
  • Green Peppercorn Mustard;
  • Hazelnut Mustard;
  • Honey Mustard – a creamy mustard mixed with honey, ideal for dipping
  • Horseradish Mustard;
  • Jalapeno Mustard;
  • Lemon Mustard;
  • Lime Mustard;
  • Maple Syrup Mustard;
  • Olive Mustard;
  • Onion Mustard;
  • Parsley Mustard;
  • Raspberry Mustard;
  • Red Pepper Mustard;
  • Tarragon Mustard;
  • Triple Sec Mustard – creamy mustard with honey;
  • Walnut Mustard;
  • Wasabi (Japanese Mustard) – commonly served with sushi, made from horseradish, mustard, colouring and cornstarch;
  • Wine Mustard;
  • Wholegrain Mustard – semi-cracked or whole mustard seeds, vinegar and spices;
  • Wine Mustard
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