Why should I eat mustard
Mustard: purchase and storage
When buying edible mustard, be sure to pay attention to the list of ingredients. Some manufacturers add the antioxidant sulfur dioxide (E 224), which can cause nausea, headaches or even asthma attacks in sensitive people.
Edible mustard should also be stored in the refrigerator when unopened, as light and heat affect the color and taste. The higher the temperature, the faster the mustard oils break down and the mustard loses its fresh and pungent aroma and its healing properties.
Mustard powder and mustard seeds, like other dried spices, should be stored in a dark, cool and dry place.
The mustard doesn't need a sausage!
Regardless of whether you prefer whole mustard seeds, mustard powder or edible mustard: mustard is an all-rounder in the kitchen. The diverse spice can do much more than play the dip for the bratwurst!
For example, mustard is ideal for creating dressings for the salad, as it acts like an emulsifier and harmoniously combines the oil with the vinegar. For this, e.g. B. a medium hot mustard as good as a fruit mustard.
But mustard also goes wonderfully with delicious soups, hearty vegetable stews and even tempting desserts. In ancient times, mustard was used as a real stimulant - i.e. as an aphrodisiac - and should therefore not be missing at a love meal.
How about a chocolate soufflé with sweet mustard and mangoes? You will be amazed at the taste explosions a little bit of mustard can cause!
However, it is important that you always add the mustard at the end when cooking, as the valuable ingredients are destroyed by the heat. So z. B. Do not cook a mustard soup after adding the mustard.
The recipe: mustard soup with fresh herbs
What tastes better on cool autumn evenings than a delicious, healthy mustard soup? It can be so easy to combine the pleasant with the useful:
Ingredients for 4 persons):
- 1 onion
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- 50 g chickpea flour
- 200 ml white wine
- 1 l vegetable stock
- 100 ml coconut milk
- 100 g medium hot mustard
- 1 tbsp marjoram
- 2 tbsp parsley
- ½ bunch of chives
- Peel the onion and garlic cloves and finely dice them.
- Heat the olive oil in a saucepan and lightly sweat the onions and garlic in it without turning them color.
- Add the chickpea flour and stir until a lump-free pulp is formed.
- Then quench the porridge with the white wine and simmer the mixture to a thick sauce.
- Gradually add the broth and cook the soup until it has a creamy consistency.
- Now you can add the coconut milk and finely mix the mustard soup with a hand blender.
- Take the pot off the stove and add the mustard.
- Arrange the mustard soup on plates and sprinkle the finely chopped herbs on top.
tip: You can also use mustard seedlings to garnish the soup.
Mustard leaves and mustard sprouts: delicious and healthy
Knowledgeable wild plant collectors and happy gardeners appreciate not only the seeds, but also the leaves of the mustard plant for their refreshing taste and their cleansing properties. The regular consumption of mustard leaves can e.g. B. protect against diabetes.
While many people in our region do not even know that mustard leaves can be eaten, they are z. B. a welcome guest in the Ethiopian and Indian cuisine. In India, the leaves of the mustard plant are cooked with garlic and onions and eaten with naan bread.
But you don't have to be a gardener or a collector to enjoy the mustard greens. Mustard seeds are suitable such. B. Broccoli seeds are excellent for growing sprouts, as they grow quickly and give every dish a spicy, spicy note. The first small plants usually germinate the day after sowing and can be harvested after 5 to 7 days.
Mustard sprouts cut a fine figure in salads, in herbal quark or on wholemeal bread and contribute enormously to health, as apart from the high mustard oil content they are very rich in vitamins and stimulate digestion.
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