The French have used mustard seeds as a spice since 800
Taste & Aroma: Hot, but not as hot
as brown mustard seed.
Also Know As: White Mustard
Notes: The French have used mustard
seeds as a spice since 800 AD, and it was among the spices taken by the
Spanish on explorations throughout the fifteenth century. Mustard oil is
very good for body massage during extreme winters, as it keeps the body
warm and moist.
Typical uses: Vegetables, sauerkraut
and pickling. Some cultures roast the seeds until they pop.