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13 Surprising Uses for Mustard

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13 Surprising Uses for Mustard


Mustard’s history as a condiment probably dates back to Ancient Rome, where it was used to glaze roasted boar. It gained popularity in the French city of Dijon during the 13th century. And today, we best know mustard as the condiment popular at many a backyard barbecue. But mustard is so much more than a condiment! Mustard and, in its original form, mustard seeds have a number of great uses for health, personal care, gardening and cleaning. Got a cold? Mustard is great for that! Greasy dishes or achy feet, bring it on! Click through for some tips on other ways to use mustard.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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7:35AM PDT on Mar 20, 2014

Mustard seems to do a lot of the same things as baking soda in cleaning. I never knew it was an odor absorber. I have a big weed problem in my garden so I will look into planting some mustard alongside my fruit bushes.

5:05PM PDT on Jun 26, 2013

Thank you !!

8:04AM PDT on Jul 14, 2012

where can u get mustard powder?

6:35AM PDT on Jul 3, 2012

Thanks for the helpful information.

4:17AM PDT on Jul 1, 2012

just eating still the best

5:48PM PDT on Jun 15, 2012

Thanx, for this interesting article

7:42PM PDT on Jun 14, 2012

actually, surprisingly, I found this super interesting. thanks!

1:08AM PDT on Jun 10, 2012

Thanks for the tips!

3:57PM PDT on Jun 2, 2012

ty, pined it :)

8:06PM PDT on May 30, 2012

Didn't know that mustard was a degreaser.

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