Oriental Mustard

Biological Name:

Oriental-Mustard – Brassica juncea var. orientalis

Natural Habitat:

Oriental-Mustard: The natural habitat of Oriental-Mustard is in open, disturbed areas such as fields, roadsides, and waste places, in the eastern and central regions of North America.


Oriental-mustard is a type of flowering plant that is commonly found in fields and other grassy areas. It is a member of the Brassicaceae family which also includes plants such as cabbage and broccoli. Oriental-mustard is an annual or perennial plant that produces small yellow or white flowers and clusters of seeds. The plant is often used as a cover crop to improve soil health and suppress weeds. It is also known for its ability to tolerate a wide range of growing conditions including wet or dry soils. In some areas Oriental-mustard is considered a weed because of its ability to invade cultivated areas and cause allergies and other health problems.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: What is Oriental mustard used for?
A: Oriental mustard is primarily grown for export to Asian countries where it is used to produce condiments. Oriental mustard oil is used as a spicy cooking oil in some Asian countries, but is not consumed as an oil in North America.

Q: What illnesses does mustard cure?
A: Mustard is rich in protein, fiber, vitamin C and many of the B-complex vitamins. There are several health benefits of mustard for the body like relief from muscular pains, ringworm, and respiratory disorders and also helps in treating cancer and diabetes.

Q: Which mustard is best?
A: Heinz Yellow Mustard.Plochman’s Mild Yellow Mustard. … French’s Classic Yellow Mustard. Mccormick. … Gulden’s Bold Yellow Mustard. Amazon. … Annie’s Organic Yellow Mustard. Amazon. … Happy Belly Yellow Mustard. Amazon Brand. … 365 by Whole Foods Market Organic Yellow Mustard. Whole Foods Market. …

Q: Which mustard is good for cooking?
A: With a mild heat and bright acidity, yellow mustard is a good candidate for recipes that call for a little lift, like barbecue sauce or marinades.

Q: What mustard do Germans use?
A: A German Specialty The two most famous German mustards are Düsseldorf and Bavarian Sweet. The main difference between these two varieties is that Bavarian Sweet keeps with its namesake, while Düsseldorf has more of a sweet-sour taste.

Q: What is Oriental mustard seed?
A: Oriental Mustard Seed Oriental mustard is the golden yellow seed coat coloured version of Brassica juncea. It is the most piquant of the mustard seeds and is primarily used in Asia as a condiment in Japanese cuisine and as source of cooking oil in some other Asian countries.

Q: Which mustard variety is best?
A: Osaka Purple.Purple Wave.Red Giant.Red Tatsoi.Rosette Tatsoi.Tendergreen.Tokyo Bekana.Wasabi.

Q: What kind of mustard do Chinese restaurants use?
A: Chinese hot mustard, which can be found as a powder in the spice aisle, or as a sauce in the condiment section, is made from brown mustard seeds.

Q: What does the Bible say about mustard seed?
A: Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you” (NIV).

Q: How is Japanese mustard different?
A: Japanese mustard is best for those who like spicy foods. Japanese mustard, otherwise known as karashi, is a yellow mustard used for Natto, Oden, and many other foods. The mustard is a lot spicier than American yellow mustard thanks to the addition of horseradish. It can be purchased in powder or paste form.

Q: What is the sweetest mustard?
A: American Yellow Mustard It is considerably milder and sweeter than other mustard varieties. Its bright yellow color comes from the use of finely ground yellow mustard seeds and turmeric.

Q: What are the two types of mustard?
A: 1. White mustard seeds (Sinapis alba) 2. Brown mustard, also known as Indian mustard (Brassica juncea)

Q: What is Chinese mustard made of?
A: What Is It Made Of? Chinese hot mustard powder is simply ground brown mustard seed without any additional spice. The mustard seeds have been dried sufficiently so that when crushed they form a powder. To make mustard sauce, you follow the directions on the can and add liquid.

Q: Why is French mustard no longer available?
A: France’s favorite condiment has disappeared from stores due to a drought in Canada. The shortage has shocked consumers and hobbled the mustard industry. But there’s a silver lining to the crisis. Sonia Phalnikar reports.

Q: What is Oriental hot mustard?
A: S&B Oriental Hot Mustard is made from select mustard seeds. Rich flavor of mustard and sharp spiciness enhance flavor of fine Japanese and Chinese dishes. Add water and mix well, set aside for 4-5 minutes, then it is ready to use. Use as a relish for fried pork cutlets, dumplings, dim sums and other meat dishes.

Q: What is the hottest type of mustard?
A: Black seeded mustard is generally regarded as the hottest type. Preparation also plays a key role in the final outcome of the mustard. Mustard, in its powdered form, lacks any potency; it is the production of Allyl isothiocyanate from the reaction of myrosinase and sinigrin that causes heat to be present.

Q: What is the best mustard in the world?
A: The best-tasting anything is in the mouth of the beholder (or be-taster?), but Amora is the French’s mustard of France: It’s the No. 1 mustard in the mustard-loving country known for mustard-making since the 10th century. All hail Amora!

Q: Why is Chinese mustard so strong?
A: Chinese mustard’s primary ingredient is mustard seed. Its horseradish-like heat doesn’t come from horseradish; instead, it’s hot because the mustard seed used to create it is highest in myrosinase, an enzyme that causes heat when cracked and mixed with liquid.

Q: What is Japanese mustard called?
A: Karashi, also known as Oni Karashi is a type of mustard used as a condiment or as a seasoning in Japanese cuisine.

About the author

Samuel is a gardening professional and enthusiast who has spent over 20 years advising homeowners and farm owners on weed identification, prevention and removal. He has an undergraduate degree in plant and soil science from Michigan State University.