Mustard Powder is a spice made of dried and ground mustard seeds. It is usually used to sprinkle on pretzels, chips, and more. Mustard Powder is usually used for cooking with dry ingredients. It can also be added to liquids, such as vinegar, to create prepared mustard.
When first milled or ground, mustard flour looks and tastes as bland and white as cornstarch. Ground mustard has no aroma or flavor until liquid is added. In powdered form, ground turmeric or yellow saffron is added to mustard flour to provide a yellow color and for added flavor - to produce mustard powder. Most mustard powders are a combination of white and brown crushed- ground- milled mustard seeds.
Selecting and Buying
At the market:
Powdered mustard is usually available in small sprinkle-pour spice containers.
Preparation and Use
Powdered mustard can be used anywhere regular mustard would be used, such as in mayonnaise, combined with oil and vinegar as a marinade for pork, and in a mustard sauce and salad dressing. It is also used to flavor grilled meat and fish.
Conserving and Storing
Store in an airtight container in a cool dark cabinet.