While most people are quite familiar with the regular yellow mustard that we add to hamburgers and hot dogs, many people have not yet been introduced to Dijon mustard. Mustard seed is ground with a liquid to prepare both types of mustard. When the seed is crushed the liquid releases sharp chemicals found in the seeds, giving the condiment its distinctive taste.
Regular yellow mustard is prepared by combining ground mustard seeds, water, vinegar, flavourings and spices. The final product is a thick yellow paste that tastes like nothing else. Dijon mustard, on the other hand, features ground mustard seeds that are mixed with either white or burgundy wine. This gives the mustard its own characteristic taste.
Yellow mustard is more widely used and popular than Dijon mustard in both Canada and the United States. It is much milder than Dijon mustard and it’s not really fair to say that one taste better than the other. It all comes down to personal preference and which one pairs better with the food you’re consuming.
In terms of nutritional value, Dijon mustard has a higher sodium content but that is the only significant difference between the two. Dijon mustard has a taste that can be described as tangy and sharp while regular yellow mustard is much milder.
If you are following a recipe that calls for a certain type of mustard, you can’t substitute one for the other. For this reason, it’s important to have both types available in your pantry that you can use as ingredients for various dishes. If you need Dijon mustard for your restaurant or fine dining establishment, please visit our website at www.viniteau.com. We can supply your business with bulk quantities of gourmet mustard at an affordable, discounted price. Viniteau is where to buy wholesale gourmet vinegar and balsamic glazes.