Mustard seeds are an important spice in many regional cuisines, they are about 2 mm in diameter and it can be of yellowish white to black in color. The seeds can also be pressed for mustard seed oil, a popular massage oil in winter as it helps keep the body warm.
They are popular in North Indian cuisine.
Mustard seeds of the various mustard plants are among the smallest of seeds. The seeds are about 3mm in diameter, and may be colored from yellowish white to black. They are important spices in many regional cuisines.Mustard seeds are from the mustard plant, which is a cruciferous vegetable related to broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cabbage.
Selecting and Buying
Mustard powder and mustard seeds should be kept in a tightly sealed container in a cool, dark and dry place. Prepared mustard and mustard oil should both be refrigerated.
Conserving and Storing
Mustard grows well in temperate regions. Major producers of mustard seeds include Canada (90%), Hungary, Great Britain, India, Pakistan and the United States. Brown and black mustard seeds return higher yields than their yellow counterparts.[