Yellow Mustard Seed - Micro SEED
Mustard has long been used as a favorite condiment by people who want to add extra flavor to their hot dogs, meats and other foods; yellow mustard is just one type of condiment to use. Mustard comes from the seeds of a mustard plant, and it is made by combining them with vinegar, water, spices and flavorings. The end result is a thick paste that varies in color from brown to a rich yellow. Because of the different types of mustard available, there are considerations that you have to watch out for before selecting your type, especially with regards to health. Dijon mustard and yellow mustard are just two of the kinds of mustard that you can buy.
Dijon mustard, ironically, is mainly manufactured outside the French city of Dijon today. Its origin goes back all the way to 1865 when Jean Naigeon played around with the traditional recipe of mustard. Instead of using vinegar, Naigeon utilized verjuice (which is the acidic juice of insufficiently ripe grapes) in his recipe, and Dijonmustard came into being. Wine also figures prominently in a bottle of Dijon mustard, with Burgundy wine and white wine typically used. Nutrition-wise, one teaspoon of Dijon mustard will net you 5 calories and 120 milligrams of sodium, which is noticeably high. Other than that, Dijon mustard contains no health benefits since a typical serving has no iron or vitamins of any kind. Some brands have very little potassium, but this is insufficient to offset the deleterious influence of the calories and especially the sodium content.