What is mustard powder? I fancy myself an avid cook but I have no experience with mustard powder so I had to do a little research. Mustard powder is the finely ground mustard seeds. You can keep it stored in an air tight container for up to 6 months. So now I knew what is was but I still didn’t understand why you would want it in powder form. Then I discovered there is more uses than simply cooking with it.
If you add water to the powder you can make it into a paste like consistency. This is great for using as a spread on sandwiches or even a rub on meats. I like to think of this as the traditional use of mustard powder. That’s what I would’ve used it for before I knew what I know now. There are vast nutritional benefits to using mustard powder in your diet. It’s full of calcium, magnesium and potassium just to name a few. And it has been said to help reduce inflammation and promote healthy skin and nails.
So how should I use it to harness some of these benefits? Well Colman’s makes a finely ground mustard powder that comes in an air tight tin. The tin is bursting with powder. Since I love to cook I wanted to look for recipes to use the mustard in. I already know I love mustard on sandwiches and hot dogs but I wanted to see what else I could do with it. So I googles mustard powder rubs. Wow! The amount of recipes that appear is overwhelming. There were recipes for every type of meat, even a few fish rubs and soup recipes! The ways to incorporate Colman’s Mustard is endless.
Ground mustard does have a different flavor than the mustard you would buy on the shelf at the grocery store. It’s a smokey sweet flavor which is why it’s amazing for rubs. Think of a sweet, smokey rub on some ribs! Doesn’t that just make your mouth water? So if you are looking to try something new, that will impress guest, be good for your health and is a fresh, natural ingredient try Colman’s Ground Mustard.