Mustard Seeds (India Yellow) 1.6 oz
Our yellow mustard seeds are sourced from India and are fantastic for pickling, rubs, spice blends, or for making your own homemade mustard.
Yellow mustard seeds (also called white mustard seeds since the sandy color can go either way) are used primarily in Europe and western Asia. They are mellow with less pungency, and have an initial floral sweetness to them.
Whole mustard seeds have little aroma and have to be ground for the flavors to awaken. The enzyme myrosinase is what gives mustard its acrid pungency and penetrating heat. However, it’s a fickle enzyme. Water must be added for the enzyme’s flavor to bloom and temperature matters. Cold water will ensure a mustard paste that is intensely hot, bitter, acrid, and pungent (possibly to the point of it being inedible if the water is ice cold). Warm water will mellow it out and hot water will negate the flavor all together.
Gluten Free. Kosher.