The Black Mustard belongs to the family of Cruciferae. Its very small seeds (1 mm
of diameter) are round shaped and black brown coloured, almost black. Sprouts are
ready in about 5/6 days.
Black Mustard sprouts are rich in proteins and carbohydrates, they contain
vitamins A, B, C and minerals (Calcium, Iron, Phosphorus). They stimulate blood
circulation, they are a good analgesic for muscles and are also effective against
fever and cold.
Black Mustard sprouts are used to flavour vegetable salads and fresh cheese.
Being much sharper than White Mustard ones, they are particularly recommended
to those who love spicy food.
One of the many recipes
Spaghetti with garlic, olive oil and black mustard sprouts
- 350 gr spaghetti
- 80 gr extra virgin olive oil
- 4 minced cloves of garlic
- 50 gr black mustard sprouts
Brown the garlic in the oil on low flame. Add a tablespoon water. Boil the spaghetti
in salted water, drain and dress with the oil, garlic and sprouts. Serve with grated