The Magic of Mustard

More than just a condiment, this spicy herb is among the world’s favorites for flavor and health.

In full bloom in late spring, mustard plants create a bright, unforgettable sight. Mild yellow (or white) seeds are used in pickling and many brands of prepared mustard, including popular “ballpark” mustard—a favorite for hot dogs. Brown and black mustard seeds are used in Asian cooking and in spicy mustard blends.