The original home of mustard is in the Middle East, but the plant was already found growing wild in Central Europe before Christ. However, it was not until the 10th century that mustard seeds became a famous spice in latter region. Long before, the spice was already used by the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans – today almost the whole world uses it. The mustard seeds are odourless and develop their characteristic pungent aroma only when they are ground or chewed. Whenever one speaks of mustard, it is commonly referred to as white mustard, but there are other types, of which black and brown mustard are the most important.
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