Steenbergs organic brown mustard seeds are smaller and hotter than its relative the yellow mustard seeds. Steenbergs organic brown mustard seeds are ideal for Asian and African cooking. In India, whole brown mustard seeds are fried in oil until a popping sound is heard to give a nutty flavour and used in curries. Black and brown mustard seeds are similar, but different, and are basically interchangeable. If you need a specific type, please ask us and we will guide you through, but you can usually use either. Brown mustard comes from a taller plant than yellow mustard plants, growing 2-3m high (6-9ft), with large oval leaves and bear yellow flowers similar to those on yellow mustard plants. The seed pods for brown mustard are 3-5cm long (1-2 inches) and the seeds are similar to black ones but have only about 70% of the pungency. Black mustard plants are similar except that the leaves are lanceolate and the seed pods are shorter at 2cm long. The pods are picked when they are fully developed but not yet ripe as they burst open easily. After cutting, the mustard hay is stacked in sheaves to dry before being threshed to remove the seeds. For both types, the seeds are 1.5cm in diameter (0.5 inch) and more pungent than yellow mustard seeds. Brown mustard seeds are hot and spicy and are used in making mustards and in curry recipes. From Steenbergs the artisan spice merchants from rural North Yorkshire, set up and run by husband and wife team - sophie and Axel.
- Organic Brown Mustard Seed Standard Jar - 68g
- from Steenbergs the artisan spice merchants from rural
- North Yorkshire