Hot Mustard Powder

Hot Mustard Powder
Hot Mustard Powder
Hot Mustard Powder Hot Mustard Powder
100260 001
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2.5 oz
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Hot Mustard Powder, Brassica juncea is also called Chinese hot mustard powder, Chinese mustard powder, or Oriental mustard powder.

Hot Mustard Powder has an essential oil of up to 2.9%.

What is Chinese Hot Mustard Powder

Hot Mustard Powder is technically a type of Brown Mustard Seed. Brown mustard has two varieties: the one known as Oriental is primarily used by the Chinese while the other is a stronger, darker brown mustard preferred by the Indians. Chinese hot mustard powder is simply ground Oriental brown mustard seed without any additional spices or herbs added. It is used to make homemade Chinese Hot Mustard which is spicy, pungent, and strong in taste. With its horseradish-like heat it'll wake your taste buds up immediately. Used to flavor Chinese appetizers.

History of Chinese Mustard

Mustard has been cultivated in China for thousands of years, with the brown mustard seed plant indigenous to the Himalayas. There is little written record of the earliest uses of Oriental mustard seeds but the use of mustard greens are mentioned in Shi Jing, known as the Book of Odes (or Book of Songs) written between 800 and 600 BC. Food historians believe that the Chinese during this time were using the seeds to flavor cooking oil.

This versatile plant can be grown as a vegetable and eaten like other greens or, if allowed to flower and go to seed, mustard seeds can be harvested and used as a spice in cooking or ground into a popular condiment. Mustard has been a major specialty crop in North America since the mid-1940s. Production of mustard in the Upper Midwest began in the early 1960s. Mustard is a cool season crop with a short growing season. Adequate water and cool temperatures (less than 85°F) are needed for a long bloom period.

Oriental Mustard Seed Cultivation

Oriental Mustard seedlings emerge rapidly but then grow slowly, under ideal conditions the ground will be covered in four or five weeks. Five weeks after emergence, the plants will start to bud. At this stage of development, the crop will appear to be rather uneven. Approximately 7-10 days later the plants start to look more uniform in size and shape and they will begin to flower. The flowers give way to pods. Flowers pollinated during the first 15 days of the flowering period produce most of the seed. About half of the flowers produce dark, reddish-brown seeds that are retained in pods of 0.5 to 0.75 inches in length. Oriental Mustard matures in 90 to 95 days and the plants can reach a height of 46 inches.

The pods of Oriental brown mustard contain up to 20 seeds each. Because Oriental mustard varieties shatter (early dispersal of a crop's seeds upon their becoming ripe) more easily than Yellow Mustard, they should be harvested before the pods are completely dry. Early harvesting means they have a longer drying period than yellow varieties. Shattering is a major harvesting concern. Wind, rain and normal drying do not typically cause mustard to shatter prior to cutting. However, the actual harvesting process can cause significant shattering losses if the crop is excessively dry or overripe. Oriental Mustard should be swathed (cut below the lowest pod) following general leaf drop when the overall field color changes and early enough (when 75 per cent of the seeds have changed from green to yellow/brown) to avoid shattering. Swathing in early morning hours will aid in reducing shattering losses from ripe pods. Once full dried and cleaned there are approximately 2,000 Oriental Mustard Seeds to a pound.

What does Hot Mustard Powder Taste Like

A sharp bite and aroma that is often described as similar to horseradish where the sensation quickly overwhelms the sinuses.

How do You Use Hot Mustard Powder

Hot Mustard Powder is good for more than just Chinese-style mustard. Try adding it to a seasoning for hot wings, or spread it over brisket. One of our customers loves to add Hot Mustard Powder to his dry rub for ribs. It’s a savory, spicy addition to potato gratin or broccoli-cheese soup. Try adding it to some savory muffins or a Cornish pastie.

To make your own hot mustard in a normal thickness, use 8 parts powder to 7 parts liquid. Mustard is very hot when it is first blended. If you prefer a milder mustard, store at room temperature for about 6-8 weeks, 5-6 weeks for a medium heat mustard and 2-4 weeks for hot. Once you have reached your desired heat level place in the refrigerator as refrigeration halts the mellowing process almost immediately.

You can also use it as a substitute in any recipe that calls for Mustard Powder when you want some serious kick added and it works well in combination with other warm spices such as black pepper, white pepper and chiles.

What is a Substitute for Hot Mustard Powder

Horseradish Powder or Pure Wasabi Powder are the two best substitutes for Hot Mustard Powder. Both come from the same family Brassica and have similar heat levels but slightly different flavor profiles.



Ingredients Oriental Mustard Seed
Also Called Chinese hot mustard powder, Chinese mustard powder, or Oriental mustard powder
Recommended Uses Make homemade hot Chinese mustard or add to chicken wings, dry rubs, muffins or soup
Flavor Profile A sharp bite and aroma that is often described as similar to horseradish where the sensation quickly overwhelms the sinuses
Cuisine Chinese
How To Store Airtight container in a cool, dark place
Shelf Life 6-12 months
Country of Origin USA
Dietary Preferences Gluten Free, Kosher, Non-GMO




Hungry for More Information

Spice Cabinet 101: Mustard
The Flavors of China
Sichuan Spices and Seasonings
Flavor Characteristics of Spices


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 tsp

Amount Per Serving


% Daily Value*

Total Fat1g1%

Saturated Fat0g0%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat1g



Total Carbohydrate0.7g0%

Dietary Fiber0.3g1%

Total Sugars0.0g

Added Sugars0g0%

Sugar Alcohol0.0g


Vitamin D0mcg0%




*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. These values were calculated and therefore are approximate. For more accuracy, testing is advised.

5 out of 5
40 total ratings.

Daniel G. (Verified buyer) 02/15/2022
Hot Mustard The hot mustard is awesome, just like restaurant style.

Debbie C. (Verified buyer) 11/09/2021
love this mustard love this mustard

Joyce E. (Verified buyer) 11/08/2021
Love this product!! I use this product with a recipe i make and it is wonderful. Just the right amount of heat.

Douglas M. (Verified buyer) 06/22/2021
At last! Now I can make that sinus-burning Chinese hot mustard anytime I want! Every bit as good as what is offered in restaurants. Will be experimenting with adding it to soups and stews. So glad I found Spices, Inc.

Britt W. (Verified buyer) 04/09/2021
packs a wonderful zing, I packs a wonderful zing, I love it in soups and sandwiches

John T. (Verified buyer) 02/22/2021
Hot mustard Love hot mustard. Your seems to take a little longer to come up to full heat.

Michael W. (Verified buyer) 01/30/2021
Hot Chinese Mustard Powder Great product and seller is awesome. Thank You

Sandra C. (Verified buyer) 01/22/2021
Hot Mustard Powder It is the best I have gotten. It makes the best and hottest homemade Sheep Herders Mustard. If you like eating it with a grilled burger or brat or it is also great on baked meats.

Gregory F. (Verified buyer) 01/09/2021
Hot mustard Just as advertised, HOT Mustard

Tom W. (Verified buyer) 12/12/2020
This stuff means business! Followed another reviewers recipe and this will clear the sinuses right out!
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