Already in the Middle Ages mustard seeds were used to season food. It was already native to Germany in the 10th century.
It is only by adding water or other liquids that mustard acquires its typical pungent taste. The following applies: the darker the mustard seeds, the hotter the mustard.
Origin: Canada. Controlled quality.
Mustard flour is easily produced by finely crushing the seeds in a mortar or mill.
Have you ever tried homemade fig mustard with roast pork? A delicacy!
Soak the dried figs in water for about an hour, then puree with about 4 tablespoons of the soaking water. Bring the vinegar, sugar and fig mixture to the boil and simmer for about 10 minutes on a very low flame, stirring constantly. Stir the mustard flour with the maple syrup and the oil well, then add to the pot and heat slowly again.
Immediately pour the fig mustard into jars and close tightly.
Prescription for a mustard patch for pain and inflammation:
Mix the mustard flour with warm water to a thick paste. If you have rheumatic complaints or joint pain, apply this mustard paste to the painful areas and cover with a cloth, but if you have eye or ear pain, apply this compress to the neck. And for bronchial catarrh, place it on the chest. Leave the compress on the chest until the skin has become cancer red and warm. This usually takes a quarter to half an hour. The area is then washed with warm water and kept warm. This mustard porridge must be freshly prepared before each treatment.
TIP! And here is a little tip against cold feet:
A little mustard powder in the foot bath quickly ensures warm feet and increases the blood circulation of the whole body.