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is a spice belonging to the Brassicaceae family. Other Brassicaceae
include colza, rutabaga, all types of cabbage, turnips, radishes,
cress and horseradish. Mustard allergy, however, is rarely
associated with other Brassicaceae.
is found in food in three forms :
: mustard, strong mustard, grain mustard
it is used as a binder and enhancer in ready-prepared foods
referred to as "spice" with no further details
in culinary preparations referred to as "from Dijon" or "à la
A mustard-free diet excludes food products for which the list of ingredients
includes items labelled mustard or any unspecified spices :
Take care with ready-prepared baby food : "Petit plat" by
Blédina, "Blédichef", "P'tit Resto" by
Nestlé all contain mustard.
strong mustard, grain mustard, Savora
and creams for salads
sauces : ketchup (not all), piccalilli (Heinz), Béarnaise
pickled onions, pickled vegetables
and industrial mayonnaise and similar foods: aurore, red
wine, tartare, garlic sauces
dried soups, dried chicken, beef and poultry broths, etc.
ready-prepared dishes and vegetables
types of cocktail biscuits
Take care with fast-foods, there is mustard in the spicy
sauces served with hamburgers and cheeseburgers...even in the apple tarts.
The list is not exhaustive.