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Brown Mustard Seed Bulk 500g

Organic Brown Mustard Seed, direct from a biodynamic family farm in Saskatchewan.

A truly Canadian product! 

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Organic Brown Mustard Seed

Our high quality mustard comes to you from Saskatchewan, the heart of Canada's prairies. It is grown on a multigenerational family farm using certified organic and biodynamic methods. 

Brown mustard seed is “hotter” in flavour than yellow mustard and is used either whole or ground, in vinaigrettes, marinades, sauces, soups, stews, pickling, and with seafood, poultry, and meats. It can also be ground and combined with vinegar to make homemade mustard.

Mustard seed, one of the oldest of spices, adds a spicy, aromatic taste and fragrance to your dishes. It's rustic peppery flavour goes well with other pungent spices like garlic and chilies. The best way to fully release the flavour is to mix the seed with warm water for about ten minutes before adding it to a recipe. To stop the development of the flavour, add an acidic liquid like lemon juice, vinegar, or wine. To make your own condiment, mix ground mustard with vinegar and water (to taste).

These seeds are commonly used in Indian cuisine. The seeds are often combined with cumin and coriander seeds and fried in oil until they pop, then added to various vegetable dishes and curries. Brown mustard seeds are used for pickling and as a seasoning and are the main ingredient in European and Chinese mustards.

Mustard seeds are an excellent source of selenium and a very good source of manganese. They are also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, phosphorus, and tryptophan. Like other Brassicas, mustard seeds contain plentiful amounts of phytonutrients called glucosinolates. The seeds also contain myrosinase enzymes that can break apart the glucosinolates into other phytonutrients called isothiocyanates. The isothiocyanates in mustard seed (and other Brassicas) have been repeatedly studied for their anti-cancer effects. The Ancient Greeks and Romans used brown mustard seed as a bath additive to treat arthritic pain.

See our recipe section and Facebook page for ideas and delicious recipes with brown mustard seeds.