I am a mustard addict!! It’s my favorite condiment as It gives an extra unique flavor to all my foods!  

  But I was always wondering what can be the exact differences between the regular yellow mustard and the Dijon mustard!

For those who don’t know, Mustard comes from the seeds of a mustard plant, and it is made by mixing those seeds with vinegar, water, spices and flavorings.

Comparing Ketchup, mayonnaise and mustard, this last one is definitely the healthiest choice!!


My concern here is to show you the differences between  Dijon mustard and yellow mustard as these 2 are the main kinds of mustard we usually buy 🙂


Its origin goes back  to 1865 when “Mr Jean Naigeon” modified the traditional recipe of mustard. Instead of using vinegar, Naigeon used verjuice (which is the acidic juice of ripe grapes) in his recipe, and Dijon mustard came into being with this sharp spicy taste!  Nutrition-wise, one teaspoon of Dijon mustard provides you with 5 calories and 120 milligrams of sodium, which is considered slightly high (especially for people with high blood pressure).  Dijon mustard has no iron nor vitamins.


This is the most popular and widely used type of mustard! It is also called the “American Mustard”. Vinegar is not substituted for something else and that makes milder and less spicy than the Dijon type! One teaspoon provides you with 5 calories and  56 milligrams of sodium ( less than the Dijon mustard).

Personally I prefer the yellow mustard over the Dijon type which is sharper and has a more tangy taste! 🙂 


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