Black Mustard Seed, Whole

- Orders with Overnight and 2 Day services will ship tomorrow.
- Orders with "Standard Shipping" will take an extra day or two longer to ship due to the holiday crunch.
- See our FAQs page for more info.

Black mustard seeds have been used since ancient times. Too bad that most of the mustard seeds you get at the grocery store taste like they were grown in ancient times, too.

Fortunately, ours are personally selected fresh by my partner Mr. Divakar, on the ground in Kerala, India. Like all of our spices, they are shipped to us directly for ultimate freshness.

The black variety are the most pungent of the mustard seeds, and the ones most often used in Indian cooking. The seeds are often kept whole and toasted before adding to a dish.

Our black mustard seeds are especially good in curries, brines, and marinades. A nice garnish for meat and cheese trays, too.

They have a wonderful, hot, horseradish-y taste. I like to say our black mustard seeds have an abundance of pungence. (Feel free to toss that into conversation and claim it as your own.)

And like all of our spices, we supply our black mustard seeds to award-winning chefs around the country. We don’t play favorites and give you access to the exact same lots.


We normally ship within 2-4 business days after receiving your order.

Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays are not business days for us. We need some rest too. ;-D

We put together a Shipping FAQs page if you’d like more details on what to expect.

While Overnight is guaranteed, FedEx is no longer guaranteeing 2 Day service, though they should arrive more quickly than other options. Remember, Overnight and 2 Day items require one business day processing time, but we will ship these out first each day.

Your satisfaction is guaranteed. Would hate for you to be unhappy. The world has enough unhappiness. We're here to make you happy. Okedoke?

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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Michael Festa, Jr
Best Spice Ever

Black mustard seeds as a rub on less expensive cuts of beef (flank, sirloin...) is fantastic. It has a mild horseradish taste that is incredible - adds flavors without being over powering

Spicy and delish!!

I love the black mustard seeds - i use them t temper ghee for making dahl fry, making bombay potatoes and giving a extra kick to dishes. Its delish! Love it! Excellent quality!

Peyton Pritikin
The best you can buy!

I have bought many spices and good Indian food often. Not only are the mustard seeds amazing but every spice and pepper I purchased from the Reluctant Trading Experiment was better than anything you can buy in a store. These spices make a world of a difference when cooking. I will definitely be ordering all of my spices from here moving forward.

Jean Roche
Gift given

The purchase I made from the Reluctant Trading Experiment was for a gift to a friend. The "Thank You note" I received in return was very complementary and very enthusiastic and rated your company 5 Star. He is search for recipes to do justice to the quality of your products.