Ubiquitous on French tables, Dijon mustard is made from brown mustard seeds. It is a beloved spice of the French, which works both as an addition to exquisite dinners and sandwiches.

Dijon mustard it is no longer produced in the French region of Burgundy as it was centuries ago. After the Several decades ago, Burgundian farmers largely abandoned the cultivation of mustard in favor of more profitable cereals, other suppliers were looked for. Canadian farmers began to meet the needs of mustard producers. It is from this country that currently approx. 80 percent. world mustard harvest.

There were several unfavorable factors in 2021 and 2022 – cold winter and hot spring and summer, which contributed to the drought. The mustard yields were much lower, as were the stocks. Availability became more and more limited. All this made the price of grains triple.

In Ukraine, mainly white mustard is grown, which is used in the production of other mustard varieties, including English. The Russian invasion also cut off access to this type of seed. This caused that producers had to report to Canadians even more oftenwhose resources were already heavily decimated.

The salvation was to return to domestic production. In recent years, farmers in Burgundy have grown annually about 5 thousand. tons of mustard seeds. The recovery of this sector on a larger scale is hampered by climate change. Parasites often appear on the fields and damage the crops. The increase in grain prices, however, makes farmers decide to take risks more often.