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Is it ok to eat French's mustard

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 22, 2011 at 3:06 PM

Hey guys. I've been checking out various condiments, and I noticed that whilst Colmans mustard has sugar in it, French's has none. It has a very small amount of carbs in it per 100g, and it uses 'spirit' vinegar.

Is it ok to use?

FRENCH'S?? CLASSIC YELLOW MUSTARD Net Wt.: 14oz (396g) Nutrition Facts Serving size: 1 tsp (5g) Servings: 79 Calories: 0 Amount Per Serving % DV* Total Fat 0g Sat.Fat 0g Trans Fat 0g 0% 0% Cholest. 0mg 0% Sodium 55mg 2% Total Carb. 1g 0% Fiber 0g Sugars <1g 0%

Protein 0g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0% Calcium 0% Iron 0%

Edit: I've edited my post with the nutritional breakdown from their website.

The ingredients are mustard seeds, tumeric (the colour) garlic powder and various spices, water and spirit vinegar.

I guess I'm just asking if spirit vinegar is ok, really.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 23, 2011
at 04:33 PM

Maj, thanks for that interesting link! I love spicy brown mustard. It's got mustard and turmeric in it. Sounds like good medicine to me!

B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

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on October 23, 2011
at 12:09 AM

but it looks so unnatural :) good to know!

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on October 22, 2011
at 10:49 PM

That's why it has turmeric in it.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 22, 2011
at 10:19 PM

Found the story about it here: http://www.healthhabits.ca/2011/09/30/homobrassinolide-aka-steroids-taste-good-hot-dogs/

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on October 22, 2011
at 05:07 PM

So you have worries about spirit vinegar. Wikipedia claims it's just a more concentrated variety of vinegar. I'm guess it's distilled like other vinegars, so you're not getting any foreign compounds.

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on October 22, 2011
at 04:14 PM

first world problems

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 22, 2011
at 04:12 PM

natural vinengar is OK... I don't know why this sudden fear from it.

5ef574d7893bc816ec52e04139e9bc09

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on October 22, 2011
at 03:53 PM

But no, this mustard is not ok. If you eat it, we will kick you out of paleo.

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on October 22, 2011
at 03:39 PM

you can edit the original post you know, I did it for you

7dc950fc76a046048e683d2a27dced37

on October 22, 2011
at 03:32 PM

Cordain is anti-vinegar because of his theories re acid balance. I myself wouldn't worry about the amount in mustard, though if you were going to eat lots and lots of it, you might consider finding a less commercial variety and/or learn to make it yourself (http://simplegoodandtasty.com/2009/08/09/homemade-mustard-recipe).

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on October 22, 2011
at 03:20 PM

Great question! I was about to ask this since my toddler is on a mustard kick. Good to hear that it's not terrible

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5ef574d7893bc816ec52e04139e9bc09

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on October 22, 2011
at 03:52 PM

Unless you're habitually eating gobs of mustard, you have exponentially bigger problems in this world.

E34fbfa1bca9ae970c9c7313bf9de9f8

(1436)

on October 22, 2011
at 04:14 PM

first world problems

5ef574d7893bc816ec52e04139e9bc09

(6097)

on October 22, 2011
at 03:53 PM

But no, this mustard is not ok. If you eat it, we will kick you out of paleo.

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072fd69647b0e765bb4b11532569f16d

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on October 22, 2011
at 09:17 PM

Eat the darned mustard and don't worry about it.

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on October 23, 2011
at 04:33 AM

Distilled vinegar is often made from wheat and corn, but most commonly made from WOOD. I avoid it, personally. There are natural yellow mustards made with ACV that are quite good.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 22, 2011
at 03:18 PM

Mustard, if we are talking about senf, seems to be great. There is even some recent research claiming its great for muscle boost. I never liked mustard before but recently got addicted... There are even integral ones, which are great, especially for cooking.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 22, 2011
at 10:19 PM

Found the story about it here: http://www.healthhabits.ca/2011/09/30/homobrassinolide-aka-steroids-taste-good-hot-dogs/

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 23, 2011
at 04:33 PM

Maj, thanks for that interesting link! I love spicy brown mustard. It's got mustard and turmeric in it. Sounds like good medicine to me!

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2006ccb2b60f9cc5ba5e8eff8a7abc46

on May 19, 2012
at 02:18 AM

mustard is so easy to make, and delicious, just get some raw apple cider vinegar, mustard powder and mustard seeds, mix them up to your desired consistancy, you can add lemon pepper, garlic, honey, tumeric, etc......whatever spices you wnat, or just enjoy it as is

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97c7e966e6196559f4d86c99b1883cad

on May 24, 2013
at 07:33 PM

French's probably wouldn't be the best. If you are looking for a mustard, best Choice 100% Pure Mustard is the way to go! It's gluten free, and also made with many of the same ingredients so you aren't missing out on that mustard flavor I know I love!! Hope this helps!!

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B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

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on October 22, 2011
at 09:59 PM

French's? red flag...bright yellow colour? i see no artificial colour in the ingredient list; are they sure?

100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

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on October 22, 2011
at 10:49 PM

That's why it has turmeric in it.

B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

(10255)

on October 23, 2011
at 12:09 AM

but it looks so unnatural :) good to know!

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on October 22, 2011
at 04:58 PM

It wouldn't be my first choice, because it is acidic, and usually comes in a plastic squeeze-bottle. Acid + plastic = something you don't want in you. 'Nuff said (it IS good on those Applegate Grass-fed Hot Dogs though!).

Find some good, locally made Dijon in a glass jar.

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4f482e07c60d675568dcd9cc9def5dba

on October 22, 2011
at 03:22 PM

I've edited my post with the nutritional breakdown from their website.

The ingredients are mustard seeds, tumeric (the colour) garlic powder and various spices, water and spirit vinegar.

I guess I'm just asking if spirit vinegar is ok, really.

7dc950fc76a046048e683d2a27dced37

on October 22, 2011
at 03:32 PM

Cordain is anti-vinegar because of his theories re acid balance. I myself wouldn't worry about the amount in mustard, though if you were going to eat lots and lots of it, you might consider finding a less commercial variety and/or learn to make it yourself (http://simplegoodandtasty.com/2009/08/09/homemade-mustard-recipe).

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 22, 2011
at 04:12 PM

natural vinengar is OK... I don't know why this sudden fear from it.

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on October 22, 2011
at 03:39 PM

you can edit the original post you know, I did it for you

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41747)

on October 22, 2011
at 05:07 PM

So you have worries about spirit vinegar. Wikipedia claims it's just a more concentrated variety of vinegar. I'm guess it's distilled like other vinegars, so you're not getting any foreign compounds.

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