Mustard powder

What is mustard powder? About the cooking ingredient mustard powder. Including 32 recipes, nutrition data, and where to find it.


Mustard is a condiment made from the seeds of a mustard plant. The whole, ground, cracked, or bruised mustard seeds are mixed with watervinegar or other liquids, and sometimes other flavorings and spices, to create a thick paste ranging in color from bright yellow to dark brown.

Mustard often has a sharp, pungent flavor, as mixing the ground seed with cold liquid causes the release of the enzyme myrosinase, responsible for mustard's characteristic heat. 

Homemade mustards are often far hotter and more intensely flavored than commercial preparations.

Basic mustards are the most commonly consumed and often simplest of the mustard varieties, including mustard seed, dry mustard powder, deli-style mustard, Dijon mustard, stone-ground mustard, whole-grain mustard, and yellow mustard.

Yellow mustard is the most commonly used mustard in the United States and Canada, where it is sometimes referred to simply as "mustard". Outside North America it is called American mustard. This is a very mild mustard colored bright yellow by the inclusion of turmeric.

Honey mustard, as the name suggests, is a blend of mustard and honey, usually 1:1. It is most often used as a topping for sandwiches and as a dip for chicken stripsfrench friesonion rings, and other finger foods. It can also be combined with vinegar and/or olive oil to make a salad dressing. 

Variations of herb mustards include basil mustard, dill mustard, fennel mustard, garlic mustard, lemon-dill mustard, peppercorn mustard, roasted garlic mustard, rosemary mustard, rosemary-mint mustard, tarragon mustard, and tomato-basil mustard.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 tbsp (11g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 51Calories from Fat 28
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 3.2g 5%
Saturated Fat 0.2g 1%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 3.8g 1%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Sugars 0.7
Protein 2.7g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 6% Iron 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Mustard powder is usually found in the spices section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Mustard powder is a member of the Spices and Herbs USDA nutritional food group.

How much does mustard powder weigh?

measure grams
1 tbsp 11
1 tsp 3

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Recipes using mustard powder

There are 32 recipes that contain this ingredient.

Grandma's Barbecue BBQ Sauce
Lemon Barbeque Meatloaf
Vegetarian Cottage Pie

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