Thursday, December 18, 2008

Herbs Of The Bible~day 18

Mustard (Brassica nigra) is described in Matthew 13:31 as "the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof."

Mustard is a bit confusing to some.
When we spread mustard on a sandwich we seldom stop to think of it as being a garden green that can be cooked like turnip greens or used as salad greens.

The entire plant is useful...the flowers and leaves for cooking and for salads. The seeds for sauces and spreads.

Mustard greens have a peppery flavor and add spice to salads that tend to be bland.

Medicinally it is used for many being inflammation and pain.

Happy Holiday~

Bea Kunz

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