What is the difference between dry mustard and ground mustard?

In this brief article, we are going to answer the question,”What is the difference between dry mustard and ground mustard?”, and discuss what dry mustard and ground mustard is, and the nutritional profile and the uses and health benefits of mustard.

What is the difference between dry mustard and ground mustard?

The difference between dry mustard and ground mustard is that dry mustard is sold as spice whereas ground mustard is termed as seeds that are ground. Dry mustards lose some of the flavour and colour during the process of drying.

The plants of mustard come in various varieties and all of them have a rich nutrient profile. 

Mustard leaves are eaten raw in the form of salad or cooked, the seeds of mustard are steeped in warm milk. 

They can be added to salad dressings by whisking them, the ground form can be sprinkled on warm food, and can be soaked to make a paste which is an important ingredient in the making of hummus, both at home or commercially.

What is ground mustard?

Ground mustard is mustard seeds which are dried and powdered with the addition of spices and liquid such as water, beer or vinegar. Ground mustard is used as a spice rub, in salad dressings, soups and an acidic ingredient to cut through sauces like macaroni and cheese.

What is dry mustard?

Dry mustard are the mustard seeds which are dried and then made inot powdered form. The dry mustard is a sce used for seasoning sauces, for dressings, and salads, meat and other foods. The dry mustard has a bitter and earthy flavour. The organic type of dry mustard is brown or white in colour. 

Dry mustard has no taste of itself, the taste has to be extracted by the addition of water which releases the essential volatile oils that give the dry mustard its flavour. 

What are some other substitutes of dry mustards?

Some other substitutes of dried mustard include mustard seeds which can be ground by coffee grinder, blender, or mortar and pestle to make dry mustard. Another substitute is the wasabi powder which is hotter in taste but has a similar flavour to dry mustard. It is thus used in small quantities and is quite expensive, because it is rarely found. 

Horseradish powder can also be substituted for dry mustard. Horseradish is a relative of the plant of mustard, making it a good substitute for dry mustard. The taste of horseradish powder is hot and sour. This type of powder is used for seasoning of cold dishes, because horseradish is heat sensitive and therefore loses its spice when heated.

What is the nutritional profile of mustard?

½ a cup of mustard seeds contains 15 grams of carbohydrates with negligible amounts of proteins and fats and 80 calories from carbohydrates. 

Mustard seeds come under the food group of carbohydrates subcategorized in the lentils group in the AMerican exchange list. Lentils also contain calories from lean meat. ½ a cup of lentils consist of 45 calories,7 g protein and 4-5g fat from lean meat. 

What are the uses and health benefits of mustard?

Mustard is used for the preparation of several dishes and also has its traditional uses in the health department where it is beneficial in reducing blood glucose levels, along with reducing blood pressure and the protection and prevention from diseases and infections.

Both the leaves and seeds of mustard have significant uses and health benefits. The leaves are shown to consist of potent amounts of Vitamins A,C and K along with minerals such as selenium, magnesium, fibre and manganese. 

Mustard also contains antioxidants and is a rich source of glucosinolates which have a role in stimulating the antioxidant defences of the body to protect against disease.

Mustard is also beneficial in the prevention of cancer, and tests in animals have shown that they can kill and thus spread the growth of cancer cells. They also reduce the symptoms and signs of contact dermatitis, which is a skin condition causing itching and rash when an allergen comes in contact with skin. 

Mustard is also effective against infections caused by microorganisms such as E.Coli, B.subtilis and S. aureus. 

Conclusion

In this brief article, we answered the question,”What is the difference between dry mustard and ground mustard?”, and discussed what dry mustard and ground mustard is, and the nutritional profile and the uses and health benefits of mustard.

References

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/is-mustard-good-for-you
https://www.nutritionvalue.org/Spices%2C_ground%2C_mustard_seed_nutritional_value.html

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