Where’s the Mustard?

February 15th Celebrates Where’s the Mustard

Today on Days to Remember we celebrate how on February 15th 1758, mustard was advertised for the first time in America.

How is mustard made?

Mustard seeds have been used for culinary purposes since prehistoric times. You will find mention of them in the Bible.

The plants were cultivated in Palestine and then made their way to Egypt where they have been found in the pyramids.

The seeds were chewed during meals, quite possibly to disguise the rank flavor of spoiled meat. The Romans were known to crush the seeds and mix them with verjuice (unripened grape juice). Greek and Roman cooks used the seeds in a flour form, or mixed into a fish brine to flavor both fish and meat.

In 1390, the French government issued regulations for the manufacture of mustard, decreeing that it contain nothing more than “good seed and suitable vinegar.” Two hundred years later, corporations of vinegar and mustard manufacturers were founded at Orleans and Dijon.

Mustard popularity increased in the eighteenth century, thanks to two innovators.

An Englishwoman named Clements developed a recipe that combined mustard powder with water. She traveled the countryside selling her product, keeping its ingredients a secret. King George I is said to have been a frequent customer.

In Dijon, France, a mustard manufacturer named Niageon created a recipe for strong mustard that combined black and brown seeds with verjuice.

Today’s YouTube presentation brought to you by user name, (Howcast) shows you how to make your own homemade mustard.

I have to admit mustard is not my favorite condiment; however Mustard seeds have been valued for their therapeutic effects in curing cold and sinus problems. It is a wonderful decongestant and expectorant which helps in clearing the mucus in the air passages.

Plaster or poultice made of mustard seeds have been used since olden times for treating bronchitis and stimulate healthy circulation in the body.

Many Nutritional power of magnesium present in mustard helps in sustaining healthy tone and functioning of blood vessels. You would want to include mustard in your diet to get that much needed fire in those slothful and sluggish souls and freshen them inside out.

As we celebrate how on February 15th 1758, mustard was advertised for the first time in America.

Written & Designed by JD Mitchell


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