What Is Whole Grain Mustard?

Whole-grain mustard is a food condiment made of coarsely crushed mustard seeds combined with vinegar and spices. Also known as meaux mustard, whole-grain mustard is prepared with a mix of multi-colored mustard seeds and is typically a pungent-flavored, grainy yellow or brown paste.

Whole-grain mustard is one type of prepared mustard, and types of prepared mustard differ in texture, spices, acidity and flavor. Dijon mustard and yellow mustard are two other familiar mustard varieties. Mustard is often eaten with meat and used as an ingredient in sauces, salad dressings or pates. Mustard is derived from the small round seeds of a flowered plant, native to India and China, that is a member of cabbage family.