General Information
NameHedge mustard
Scientific NameSisymbrium
DescriptionHedge mustard (Sisymbrium officinale) is a plant in the family Brassicaceae. It is found on roadsides and wasteland, and as a weed of arable land. A native of Europe and North Africa, it is now well-established throughout the world. It is distinct from the mustard plants which belong to the genus Brassica. The Hedge-mustard is food for the caterpillars of some Lepidoptera, such as the small white (Pieris rapae). This plant is widely cultivated across Europe for its edible leaves and seeds. It is widely used as a condiment in Northern Europe (particularly Denmark, Norway and Germany). The leaves have a bitter cabbage-like flavour and they are used either in salads or cooked as a pot herb (in cultivar versions). The seeds have been used to make mustard pastes in Europe.
Primary IDFOOD00475
GroupHerbs and Spices
Sub-GroupOther seeds
ITIS ID23311
Wikipedia IDHedge_mustard
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Content Reference— U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. 2008. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 21. Nutrient Data Laboratory Home Page.
— Shinbo, Y., et al. 'KNApSAcK: a comprehensive species-metabolite relationship database.' Plant Metabolomics. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2006. 165-181.