We are all familiar with prepared mustards, whether they be the bright yellow ballpark mustard we love to add to hotdogs or the fancy mustards with whole mustard seeds floating around, suspended almost magically in jars. Don’t be fooled into thinking this is the only way to enjoy mustard, or mustard seeds! They have dozens of uses, some of the best being things that aren’t prepared mustard at all.
Yellow mustard seeds have a high fat and protein concentration. They have a volatile oil concentration of less than 0.2% overall.
Arabic speakers call mustard “khardal”, Mandarin speakers say “chieh kai”, in French it is “moutarde,” in German it is “senf,” in Hindi it is “rai,” Japanese speakers say “garashi,” in Russian it is “gorchitsa,” in Portuguese it is “mostarada,” and finally it is “mostaza negra” in Spanish.