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Mustard seeds

What are mustard seeds? About the ingredient mustard seeds. Including 270 recipes with mustard seeds, nutrition data, and where to find it.


Mustard seeds may be colored from yellowish white to black.

They are important spices in many regional cuisines. The seeds can come from three different plants: black mustard, brown Indian mustard, and white mustard.

Mustard seeds generally take three to ten days to germinate if placed under the proper conditions, which include a cold atmosphere and relatively moist soil. Mature mustard plants grow into shrubs.

Mustard grows well in temperate regions. Major producers of mustard seeds include Canada (90%), Hungary, Great Britain, India, Pakistan and the United States.

Brown and black mustard seeds return higher yields than their yellow counterparts.

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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 seeds are usually found in the condiments section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Mustard seeds are a member of the Spices and Herbs USDA nutritional food group.

How much do mustard seeds weigh?

measure grams
1 tbsp 11
1 tsp 3

In Chinese:芥菜籽
British (UK) term: Mustard seeds
en français:graines de moutarde
en español:semillas de mostaza

Recipes using mustard seeds

There are 257 recipes that contain this ingredient.

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Chicken and Shrimp Vindaloo
Chunky Pickles
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Cranberry Orange Chutney
Favourite Pot Luck Sweet and Sour Slaw
Honey Mustard (Low or No Salt)
Hot Onion Chutney
Indian Apple Chutney

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