Mustard is a popular sauce that is made from seeds of the mustard plant. A tasty sauce is made from these seeds by mixing them with ingredients like water, wine, vinegar and some herbs. The ingredients may differ somewhat per factory and per kind of mustard. Some also add dill or honey to the mustard. About 1000 mustard seeds are necessary for a standard jar of mustard of 225 gram.
|Production of mustard|
|Ripening and bottling|
water in order to remove sand and other extraneous matters. The seeds are dried and stored in silos until they are used.
soaking process may range from a few hours to several days.
flour is separated into different sizes. It is possible to grind the flour again to obtain a finer ground seed.
paste of the mustard flour, water, vinegar and white wine is added. Some extra ingredients are added, like salt, pepper, herbs and flavoring agents, to give the mustard more flavor.
boiling and is kept on this temperature for a set time. After the heating process the mustard is cooled to room temperature.
vacuum. Some kinds of mustard have a reasonably firm consistency. In order to easier fill these kinds of mustard it is heated so that it is fluid. However, it is easier to directly fill the mustard after heating it and only then cooling it off to room temperature.