All the Mustard used on Yankee Stadium hotdogs comes from Saskatchewan Mustard Seeds

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Mustard © Lucy Izon

Saskatchewan – Chances are whether you are enjoying yellow, brown or oriental, the seeds used for your mustard were probably grown in Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan producers are the world’s largest mustard exporters. Three to four hundred thousand acres are utilized for growing mustard seed. In a February 2005 speech to the Empire Club of Canada, Saskatchewan’s Premier Lorne Calvert said: “Every drop of mustard on a Yankee Stadium hotdog now comes from Saskatchewan.” According to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada is the world’s single largest exporter of mustard seed and among the top five producers in the world. Over 80 percent of Canada’s mustard crop is grown in Saskatchewan, including the brown mustard seed used for Dijon (when favoured by Obama he was called an elitist.) Mustard began to be grown in North America after supplies from Europe were cut off during WWII. Plants are 30 to 45 inches high with yellow flowers. (Read more from the Encyclopedia of Regina) Where: A company 1 hr and 40 minutes south west of Moose Jaw in Gravelbourg, has actually branded itself: Mustard Capital Inc. In The News: The ‘Great Saskatchewan Mustard Festival’ is held annually in Regina in early August. Curious: The mustard plant is actually a member of the Brassica family. That’s the same family as cabbage, broccoli and Brussel sprouts.

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Gravelbourg, Gravelbourg Division No. 3 SK

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