Dijon mustard is a traditional mustard from France, named after the city of Dijon where it was made. The main ingredients of this condiment are brown mustard seeds and white wine, or a mix of wine vinegar, water and salt. It can be used as an accompaniment to dishes in its usual form as a paste, or it can be mixed with other ingredients to make a sauce. Dijon mustard does not have a protected geographical indication (PGI). 80 percent of seeds used to make the mustard come from Canada.
Mustard seeds are small round seeds produced by various mustard plants. They come in a variety of colors, ranging from yellow to white to black. They come from one of three different plants: black mustard (Brassica nigra), brown Indian mustard (B. juncea), or white/yellow mustard (B. hirta/Sinapis alba). Grinding and mixing the seeds with water, vinegar or other liquids creates the yellow condiment known as prepared mustard.