August 5 - National Mustard DayAugust 5, 2012 at 8:15 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
National Mustard Day
Five Food Finds about Mustard
- Mustard is one of the world’s most ancient spices and oldest known condiments.
- The name, mustard, comes from the Latin words “mustum ardens”, which means “burning wine” and refers to the flavor created by the spicy heat of the crushed mustard seeds mixed with the juice of unfermented wine grapes.
- It is believed that mustard was first cultivated in India around 3000 BC, and later taken to Britain by the Romans who used it as a condiment and pickling spice.