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Does your diet cut the mustard?

Duration: 02:57

How a dollop of the humble yellow condiment can help to keep you healthy. The Food Programme’s Sheila Dillon hears about the history and health benefits of mustard with food historian William Sitwell and plant and health expert Professor Derek Stewart. As part of The Food Programme's A Guide to Spice, Sheila looks at how mustard almost disappeared from our tables but is now thriving and being used to spice up dishes in top restaurants.

Available since: Mon 3 Sep 2012

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Food Programme A Guide to Spice, Part 3: Mustard

Sheila Dillon explores a food story of decline and revival - British mustard.

First broadcast: 02 Sep 2012

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