A member of the cabbage family, there are several varieties of the mustard plant that look similar. White and yellow seeds of the mustard plant are larger and spicier, while black and brown seeds are milder and more common. Add mustard seeds to salads, pickle brine and curry dishes.
To add to salads, toast the mustard seeds first in oil on medium high heat for about 1 minute, or until they become fragrant.
Mustard may be an anti-inflammatory and may help with asthma.