Countries like China, Canada, Germany, France, Switzerland, India, and the UK identifies more than 40 varieties of mustard seeds. USAD nutritional Database claims that it has 14 percent magnesium and 75 percent sodium apart from regular carbohydrate and other nutrients. Mustard seeds has a history of 3000 years backing up the evolution of its various uses and forms, during the ancient period it was among the list of top commodities of Roman Empire. It is a traditional preservative, cooking oil in India, Europeans love it for its strange flavors, and it is an integral part of every American kitchen seeking for an exotic flavor in the food. We are talking about Mustard seeds. Current study that we have in our hands is an attempt to club together multiple uses of this versatile seed and glorious plant, this study will highlight all the prominent uses of mustard seeds as civilizations derived it in accordance with its virtues.
The botanical introduction of this exotic aroma and thunder of taste The name mustard has its origin during the days of Roman Empire when they added this seed into a wine made of grapes. The wine was intoxicating for them and mustard seeds added a pungent flavor into the wine and made it tolerable, the name of this wine was “must” and an addition of a nice flavor made it “mustard seeds.” Botanically speaking it is Brassica juncea, mainly they are winter crops and an average plant reaches to the height of 4 to five feet. The color of the flowers is yellow and this plant has a special affinity with the various climates of India, Canada, Switzerland, China and various parts of European regions. Mustard seeds are available in three varieties; these varieties are white mustard seeds, black mustard seeds and brown mustard seeds (V.Cruz, 2014). In the commercial terms, Dijon Mustard is the most popular mustards and many variants like English Mustard, French Mustard, beer mustard and whole grain mustards are very popular where many brands are competing with each other quite consistently. During its initial run, it was only a spice to add flavor to certain dishes. However, its nutritional values clubbed together with medicinal cures are gradually giving way to a culinary culture associated with mustard. (Williams, 2008). They are inventing new recipes because people do not want to miss their mustard intake in their routine diet charts.
For traders it is wealth and for customers it is health The ancient texts of Indian Ayurveda elaborately talk about the mustard, modern complementary cures, and wellness industry has also adopted it as an ideal product to bring health and wellness to the people. (Habber, 2015)