August 5 is National Mustard Day

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Mustard

It’s condiment season!

All you need is faith as a mustard seed and we will deliver facts about mustard.

Here are today’s five thing to know about mustard:

  1. Mustard was so enjoyed by the Romans that when they moved into Gaul (present day France) they took the mustard seed with them and planted it in the region of Burgundy.
  2. The name, mustard, comes from the Latin words “mustum ardens”, which means “burning wine” and refers to the flavor created by the spicy heat of the crushed mustard seeds mixed with the juice of unfermented wine grapes.
  3. Mustard is one of the world’s most ancient spices and oldest known condiments.
  4. It is believed that mustard was first cultivated in India around 3000 BC, and later taken to Britain by the Romans who used it as a condiment and pickling spice.
  5. The French mastered the making of mustard, and by the ninth…

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