Mustard (Brassica alba) is a plant from the cabbage family grown for its seeds and green tops. Mustard is one of the leading spices worldwide and is a favored condiment for chutneys, salad dressings, and dry rubs. Many parts of the mustard plant are edible such as its young leaves, which are cooked like cabbage or added to salads.

Mustard has been around for many centuries. Its origin was traced back to ancient Egypt. Greeks and Romans used the plant as food and medicine as a cure for many ailments, including bubonic plague. Romans introduced mustard to France where it was cultivated by monks. Prepared mustard or Dijon began in Dijon, France around the 13th century.