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 Post subject: Mustard (the condiment) . . . in technicolor!
PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:42 am 
1. Mustard is made from grinding the seeds of a mustard plant.

2. The mustard plant is a member of the Brassica family.

3. The word "mustard" is derived from the Latin term, "mustum ardens." This translates to "burning wine."

4. Mustard was originally used to cure scorpion stings.

5. Mustard was first known to be used as a condiment by the early Romans.

6. The name "mustard", formally used to describe the condiment, came into use around the year 1300.

7. Approximately 250,000 acres in the U.S. are dedicated to mustard growing.

8. The majority of mustard growin in America is from North Dakota.

9. About 90% of mustard grown in the U.S. is the breed Yellow Mustard. (Asian and brown mustard are also grown in the U.S., but are not nearly as popular of a crop.)

10. Worldwide consumption of mustard exceeds 700 million pounds annually. (Think of what that equates in hot dogs!!!)

11. Mustard sales have shown a steady growth throughout U.S. history. This is probably related to steady population growth.

12. Canada produces more mustard than any other country.

13. Abraham Lincoln was known to serve a dish of tongue covered with mustard.

14. In early times AD, mustard consumption was said to improve a lazy wife.

15. It is believed that Benajamin Frankly introduced mustard to the United States in 1758.

16. All of the major world religions have a historic mention of mustard. Examples are Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Bahai, Judaism, and Hinduism.

17. Pope John XXII of Avignon loved mustard! In fact, he created a position: the Pope's official mustard maker!

18. The mustard Grey Poupon was created in 1777. It is named after French founders, Maurice Grey and Antoine Poupon.

19. Mustard can safely be stored at room temperature, though refrigerating your mustard will help to preserve its flavor.

20. Mustard naturally prevents the growth of bacteria in itself.

21. You can visit The Mustard Museum in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin.

22. Mustard is low in calories and carbs, and contains no fat.

23. Mustard first became a common condiment used in England around the year 1720.

24. In 1658, laws were passed in England to prevent any unregistered mustard makers from producing mustard.

25. Every year, Napa Valley holds an annual mustard festival.

All knowledge is power. Read enough factoids and you can write a song, just like Snap did.

 Post subject: Re: Mustard (the condiment) . . . in technicolor!
PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:40 am 
Mustard is by far my favorite condiment. It goes with everything -- especially pretzels. And Costco dogs. Mmmmm. I want a Costco dog.

 Post subject: Re: Mustard (the condiment) . . . in technicolor!
PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 10:28 pm 
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Mmmm... I like horseradish mustard

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