There’s more to this yellow condiment than meets the eye. We’ve uncovered some fun facts about the spicy and pungent condiment that you’ll be surprised to know!
- Canada grows over 90% of the world’s mustard supply.
- Saskatchewan alone produces half of the mustard consumed worldwide.
- One tablespoon of mustard contains only 10 calories, compared to 40 calories for mayonnaise and 19 calories for ketchup.
- All parts of the mustard plant are edible, including the leaves, seeds and flowers!
- National Mustard Day is on the first Saturday of August every year. This year, it falls on August 6, 2016.
- Mustard is one of the world’s most ancient spices and oldest known condiments. It originated over 2,000 years ago with roots in Ancient Greece and China!
- Mustard is an ancient remedy for nasal and chest congestion, as well as for the flu and chest colds, as it has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.
- The oldest and largest mustard mill in the world, G.S. Dunn, is located right in Hamilton, Ontario!
Want to try out this all-Canadian condiment for yourself? On next week’s menu, we’re featuring Kozlik’s Canadian Mustard in our Mustard Crusted Steak with Salt & Vinegar Potatoes and a Citrus Spinach Salad.