Mustard is one of the oldest condiments in the world.
Did you know that? They have found mustard in Egyptian tombs and it is included in old stories from India as well. Prepared mustard is a thick condiment, a yellow or yellow-brown paste with a sharp taste that is prepared from the ground mustard seeds, by mixing them with water, vinegar or other liquids, and adding ingredients such as flour. A strong mustard can cause the eyes to water, burn the palate and inflame the nasal passages. For this reason, mustard is an acquired taste. The Romans most likely developed the prepared mustards we know today. They mixed unfermented grape juice, known as “must” with ground seeds (called sinapis) to form “mustum ardens“, or “burning must“.