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Useful life hacks: how to choose mustard

22.11.2021

Spicy, pungent, aromatic… It’s all about it, everyone’s favorite mustard – one of the most important international spices. Whether you put it on a ham sandwich, add it in a hot dog, serve it with juicy meat, or add it to a savory salad dressing, there is no denying that mustard rightfully takes pride of place in every refrigerator.

Perhaps the most common way to consume mustard is mustard paste, which has an incredibly rich variety. Therefore, it is so easy to get confused when choosing it.

What should you look for when buying mustard?

The spice that is sold in stores is of two types: grain and powder. And each species has its own admirers.

Grainy mustard is considered healthier, since oil is not squeezed out of the seeds during its production. Mustard oil contains vitamins such as A, E and K are present, as well as potassium, phosphorus and phytoncides, biologically active substances that suppress the growth and development of pathogenic bacteria.

The advantage of powdered mustard in its saturated burning flavor that takes your breath away. This is the kind of mustard most in demand in our country.

In order to understand which mustard is in front of you, look at the label: if vegetable oil is indicated in the composition, then you have chosen powder mustard.

Regardless of which type of seasoning you prefer, the finished quality mustard has a pleasant brown-yellow or light-yellow color. Its consistency is homogeneous, without stratification and lumps.

When choosing mustard, pay attention to its acuity. It can be hot, medium hot and mild. Delicate, soft mustard is obtained from white (yellow) grains, the most fragrant mustard, Sarepta, is made from brown grains, and hot mustard – from black grains.

What types of mustard are the most popular in the world?

“Russian mustard” is considered one of the hottest. It is made from brown mustard powder with the addition of vinegar, salt and vegetable oil.

«American mustard» is a mild condiment made from white beans with a lot of sugar. Popular as an additive for burgers and hot dogs.

«Dijon mustard» is the most popular mustard in the world. It is made from grains of black and Sarepta mustard with spices and unripe grape juice or white wine.

“Bavarian mustard” is a soft, aromatic, slightly sweetish seasoning with the addition of coarsely ground grains.

“Fruit mustard” is very popular in Italy. It is made from powdered mustard, white wine, honey and spices with the addition of large pieces of fruit: oranges, tangerines, pears, apples.

“Honey mustard” can also be included in the list of sweet spices, as it is prepared with the addition of natural honey and spices.

In order to fully enjoy the taste of mustard, feel all its benefits and not harm your body, one or two teaspoons a day will be enough. You need to store mustard in a cool dark place, best of all in the refrigerator. Closed packaging can be stored for up to a year without losing its beneficial qualities, and open – up to 45 days.

Mustard brand Olkom

Honey mustard is made from the seeds of Sarepta and white mustard with the addition of natural honey and spices. Saturated, sweet and spicy, with a delicate honey aroma, mustard is perfect for traditional dishes – chicken wings, juicy meat, fried ribs and sausages. It will be a spicy addition to burgers, hot dogs and french fries. Can be used as a dressing for salads, sauces and marinades.

Aromatic, soft American mustard has a rich sweet-spicy taste. It will add a bit of “American tradition” to your favorite dishes. It will be an ideal partner for hot dogs, sandwiches and burgers.

Traditional spicy Rosiiska mustard with the addition of vinegar is a culinary classic, the recipe of which has been preserved for many years. It has a bright golden color with a brown tinge, a delicate creamy texture and a rich burning taste with a slight pleasant sourness in the aftertaste.

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