Mustard Comes To America
February 15, 1758 – Mustard, that tangy, yellow stuff made for hot dogs and hamburgers, was advertised for the first time in America. Who do you think was responsible for bringing mustard to the U.S.A.? It was Benjamin Franklin.
More than 700 million pounds of mustard are consumed worldwide each year.
Mustard is the second most-used spice in the U.S., following peppercorns.
In one year at New York’s Yankee Stadium more than 1,600 gallons plus 2,000,000
individual packets of mustard are consumed.