Dating back to ancient Egypt, mustard is often used as a condiment and a spice. Three different trees can be used to make mustard, including sinapis alba (for white or yellow mustard), brassica juncea (brown mustard), and brassica nigra (black mustard). Mustard is one of the most popular condiments in the world, dating back to around 1850 bc.
Tasting similar to horseradish, its flavour can be earthy and warm or sweet.
Mustard seeds can be used for cooking. They are essential parts of spicy fish dishes in Bengal, and in Western and Central India mustard oil is used for massages during cold winters to keep the body warm.
Also known as: خردل , Brassica Alba, Brassica Juncea,