Mustard Seeds, Yellow
Myrosine is the enzyme that creates the pungent taste of mustard and is activated by water. Thus, when cooked in oil, the taste of the seeds will remain subtle, and add a less pungent flavor to things like curry pastes. These yellow mustards seeds produce spicier mustard than the standard store bought yellow mustard.
German lore counsels the future bride to sew mustard seeds into the hem of her wedding dress to ensure her dominance of the household.
Raw seeds are an important part of pickling and shrimp and crab boil blends. As with most seeds, dry-roasting them will bring out their aromatic and attractive flavor.