There are three basic types of mustard seeds; black, white and brown. White which are actually yellow in color are used to make standard yellow mustard. The brown seeds are used to make Dijon mustard. Dijon mustard originated in 1856, when Jean Naigeon of Dijon substituted the acidic "green" juice of not-quite-ripe grapes, for vinegar in the traditional mustard recipe.
The kingdom of heaven is like unto a grain of mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field: which indeed is less than all seeds, but when it is grown, it is greater than the herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof. Biblical parable
Now selenium, tryptophan and omega 3 fatty acids make mustard a very good source for your health, but did you know that mustard can be used as a decongestant, for circulatory problems and as a digestive tonic. Mustard is warming and not only does it taste good, but it helps the digestive system digest foods.
Mustard can be used as a poultice, mixtured and plastered onto the chest to relieve congestion, aches and pains. Use mustard seeds in a foot bath to relieve achy feet.
I guess Mean Mr. Mustard is not so bad after all!