The Romans introduced mustard to England and France and it has been produced in the US since colonial times. Over 80% of American households buy mustard yearly. It is a condiment with almost universal appeal. French’s mustard remains America’s top selling brand but many private labels are coming in a close second. Beaverton Foods, Inc. is a third generation, family owned, condiment company. I recently tried mustards from their Inglehoffer and Beaver brands.
We’ve all heard the saying that quitters or losers can’t cut the mustard or meet up to a challenge. The Romans called mustard mustem ardem or burning juice. Some of the mustards I tasted offered a taste challenge that was not for the faint-hearted.
I can’t ever remember opening multiple jars of mustard and tasting them. But, that is exactly what I did and the results were enjoyable, tasteful and sometimes surprising.
If you like heat Inglehoffer Wasabi Horseradish Mustard is for you. Its heat was warming and strong without being biting. It won a gold medal in the 2012 World-Wide Mustard Competition. You simply get a punch of taste. One teaspoon of Wasabi Horseradish Mustard has 10 calories and 20 milligrams of sodium.
Inglehoffer began offering organic mustards in 2012. Organic Stone Ground and Organic Honey Mustard are new to this line with green caps. The Stone Ground had a nice grainy mouthful and the Honey Mustard offered an interesting blend of sweet and bite. It was one of my favorites. Both have 10 calories in a teaspoon; Stone Ground has 45 milligrams of sodium and Honey Mustard 40 milligrams.
I tried 2 of the Beaver brand mustards. Hickory Bacon offered a surprising flavor with just enough kick along with tiny bits of bacon and pepper in the mustard. This was an excellent, interesting mustard and much different than traditional varieties. It was my favorite. One teaspoon has 10 calories and 70 milligrams of sodium. Chinese Mustard Extra Hot is just that. Your lips will tingle. One teaspoon has 10 calories and 60 milligrams of sodium.
A bit of mustard trivia -- Middleton, Wisconsin is home to the National Mustard Museum, founded in 1986. Since 1995 it has coordinated the World-Wide Mustard Competition. The museum houses the world’s largest collection of mustard (5,400 mustards from 79 countries) and mustard memorabilia.
For more information about Beaver and Inglehoffer Mustard go to: www.BeavertonFoods.com.
For more information about the National Mustard Museum go to: www.mustardmuseum.com.
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Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, CDN is a registered dietitian and the author of the nutrition counter series for Pocket Books with sales of more than 8.5 million books.
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