White mustard

White mustard

name = White Mustard

regnum = Plantae
unranked_divisio = Angiosperms
unranked_classis = Eudicots
unranked_ordo = Rosids
ordo = Brassicales
familia = Brassicaceae
genus = "Sinapis"
species = "S. alba"
binomial = "Sinapis alba"|

White mustard ("Sinapis alba") is an annual plant of the family Cruciferae. It is sometimes also referred to as "Brassica alba" or "B hirta" or yellow mustard. Grown for its seeds, mustard, as fodder crop or as a green manure, it is now wide spread worldwide although it probably originated in the Mediterranean region.

Culinary uses

The yellow flowers of the plant produce hairy seed pods, with each pod containing roughly a half dozen seeds. These seeds are harvested just prior to the pods becoming ripe and bursting.

White mustard seeds are hard round seeds, usually around 1 or 2 millimeter in diameter, with a color ranging from beige or yellow to light brown. They can be used whole for pickling or toasted for use in dishes. When ground and mixed with other ingredients, a paste or more standard condiment can be produced.

The seeds contain sinalbin, which is a thioglycoside responsible for their pungent taste. White mustard has fewer volatile oils and the flavor is considered to be milder than that produced by black mustard seeds.Fact|date=July 2008

ee also

* Mustard plant
* Mustard seed

External links

* http://www.maltawildplants.com/CRUC/Sinapis_alba.php Comprehensive profile for "Sinapis alba".

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  • White mustard — A kind of mustard ({Sinapis alba}) with rough hairy foliage, a long beaked hispid pod, and pale seeds, which yield mustard and mustard oil. The plant is also grown for forage. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • white mustard — n a Eurasian mustard (Brassica hirta) with pale yellow seeds that yield mustard and mustard oil * * * yellow mustard Brassica alba (L.) Rabenh., which has been used as an emetic and counterirritant. Since the plant contains sinigrin, animals… …   Medical dictionary

  • white mustard — n. an annual mustard (Brassica hirta) that has seeds which are ground and made into a paste used as a condiment * * * …   Universalium

  • white mustard — n. an annual mustard (Brassica hirta) that has seeds which are ground and made into a paste used as a condiment …   English World dictionary

  • white mustard — noun Eurasian mustard cultivated for its pungent seeds; a source of table mustard and mustard oil • Syn: ↑Brassica hirta, ↑Sinapis alba • Hypernyms: ↑mustard • Part Meronyms: ↑mustard seed * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

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  • white mustard — baltoji garstyčia statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bastutinių šeimos pašarinis, prieskoninis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Sinapis alba), paplitęs Europoje, šiaurės Afrikoje ir pietvakarių Azijoje. Iš jo gaminami maisto priedai (kvėpikliai) …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • white mustard — noun Date: 1548 a Eurasian mustard (Brassica hirta) grown for its pale yellow seeds which yield mustard and mustard oil …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • white mustard. — See under mustard (def. 2). [1725 35] * * * …   Universalium

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