Yellow mustard seeds are derived from the homonym plant and are used to create the mustard we all know and love. The powdered seeds, once mixed with water, give off a strong, astringent and piquant flavor and smell. Different plants of mustard give us differences in the hotness of the spice and it ranges from mild to very hot.
The ground seed, which is the early stage of the prepared mustard, can also be used when cooking. It goes well on meat, chicken, potatoes, soup and salads and it offers a lovely spiciness and taste in any food.
Mustard seeds also have many medicinal properties to offer. They can help in case of constipation, they act as a diuretic and when prepared as a gargle, they can help alleviate a sore throat, coughing and laryngitis. Mustard oil can also be used as a massage oil and it can help with muscle tightness and soreness, as it has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.
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