Mustard seeds are one of the most unappreciated spices in the U.S. Most Americans are pretty much locked into the mindset that mustard means yellow ballpark or maybe an exotic Dijon every once in a while. In stark contrast, the Chinese, French, Indians and even the Brits have a much better understanding of how to use this tasty seasoning.
Mustard Seeds come from one of three different plants: white mustard (Brassica alba), brown mustard (Brassica juncea) or black mustard (Brassica nigra), White mustard seeds are typically a whitish, tan color and are often referred to yellow mustard seeds. Brown mustard seeds are also known as Indian mustard seeds.