|It is widely known to be in form of a powder since antiquity when it was first discovered in the Far East civilizations, and was mainly used for medical reasons. It is referred in Indian and Sumerian texts that date back to 3000 BC. The Romans used to grind the mustard seeds and mixed them with wine that would make a sauce that did not differ much from what we use today. Even more, in the 6th century BC Pythagoras used it as an antidote to the scorpion bites. Mustard seeds can be of different types and can be used as the base for the manufacturing of other products. It is widely known as a flavor enhancer, which renders it a bona fide novelty in food.