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Learn about the history of mustard and how he became the famous condiment it is today.
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Learn about the history of mustard. Mustard seems to be one of those unusual food inventions - somewhat quirky in taste but it has managed to become a multi-billion dollar product.The mustard plant has been around since ancient times. Historians believe the seed was initially cultivated in India.Fossils of the plant and seeds have been discovered in Stone Age and Middle Age settlement ruins. Mustard was evidently highly regarded as King Tut was said to have been buried with an abundance of seeds.Mustard was first thought of as a medicinal remedy rather than an edible, flavor adding concoction. In the sixth century B.C. a Greek scientist used mustard seeds as a cure for scorpion stings. A century later, Hippocrates used mustard as medicated masks or plasters. The uses of the mustard plant spread and eventually the Romans began grinding the seeds and mixing them with unfermented grape juice to create a paste-like substance which was similar to the mustard condiment that we are familiar with today.Evidently the taste wasn’t too bad. The first recipe for mustard paste made a debut in 42 AD. By the 9th or 10th centuries, monks in Paris started creating their own traditions of mustard-making. By the 13th century, Dijon, France was very well known for its mustard. In 1634, a law was passed granting men in Dijon the exclusive right to create mustard. Nevertheless, the process of mustard-making soon spread to England and eventually the United States.Americans are credited with introducing the condiment as a compliment to hot dogs. At the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, the vibrant yellow French's mustard was introduced. Pop quiz time - mustard is a) the reason I exist b) i'm more of a ketchup guy c) still trying to figure it out