Many people love mustard but its ingredients are often overlooked. However, for individuals with food allergies or dietary restrictions, understanding the ingredients in it can be important.
This article will inform you of the ingredients that are typically in mustard and specifically whether it commonly contains eggs. Here is what you need to know about eggs being a component of mustard.
Are There Eggs in Mustard?
Eggs are not a typical ingredient in mustard. The primary ingredients in this condiment are distilled vinegar, water, mustard seed, and spices.
However, some mustards do have eggs. One type of mustard that you should be cautious of is honey mustard if you are avoiding eggs. It’s not uncommon to find egg yolks in this type of mustard.
There are sources out there that claim Dijon mustard has eggs. However, we looked at the ingredients of numerous store-bought Dijon mustards and none contained eggs. We wouldn’t assume all Dijon mustards are egg-free but we think its safe to say that many store-bought options are eggless.
Let’s take a look at the ingredients of a selection of popular mustard brands to give you an idea of generally what ingredients are in store-bought mustard. As the table below shows, most mustards featured have no eggs. However, two honey honey mustard products contain eggs.
|Mustard Product||Contains Eggs (Yes or No)?||Ingredients|
|Boar’s Head – Deli-Style Mustard||No||Vinegar, Mustard Seed, Water, Salt, Horseradish, Spice and White Wine.|
|French’s – Classic Yellow||No||Distilled Vinegar, Water, #1 Grade Mustard Seed, Salt, Turmeric, Paprika, Spice, Natural Flavor, Garlic Powder.|
|French’s – Honey Mustard||No||Distilled Vinegar, Water, Sugar, #1 Grade Mustard Seed, Honey, Salt, Spices, Garlic Powder, Carrot Oleoresin (Color) & Natural Flavor.|
|G. Hughes – Sugar Free Honey Mustard Sauce||Yes||Water, Brown Mustard (Distilled Vinegar, Mustard Seed, Salt, Spices and Turmeric), Canola Oil, Modified Corn Starch, Vinegar, Yellow Mustard (Distilled Vinegar, Mustard Seed, Salt, Turmeric, Spices), Salt, Enzyme Modified Egg Yolks, Spices, Xanthan Gum, Natural Flavor, Sucralose|
|Great Value – Yellow Mustard||No||Vinegar, Water, Mustard Seed, Salt, Turmeric, Paprika.|
|Grey Poupon – Dijon||No||Distilled White Vinegar, Mustard Seed, Water, Salt, White Wine, Citric Acid, Tartaric Acid, Fruit Pectin, Sugar, Spices.|
|Gulden’s – Spicy Brown||No||Vinegar, Water, Mustard Seed, Salt, Less than 2% of: Spices, Turmeric.|
|Heinz – Yellow Mustard||No||Distilled White Vinegar, Mustard Seed, Water, Salt, Turmeric, Natural Flavor And Spices.|
|Inglehoffer – Original Stone Ground||No||Water, Mustard Seed, Vinegars (White Distilled, Red Wine and White Wine), Sugar, Salt, White Wine, Garlic, Spices, Xanthan Gum, Turmeric, Citric Acid, Artificial and Natural Flavors, Annatto.|
|Ken’s Steak House – Honey Mustard||Yes||Soybean Oil, Distilled Vinegar, Sugar, Water, Dijon Mustard (Distilled Vinegar, Water, Mustard Seed, Salt, White Wine, Citric Acid, Tartaric Acid, Spice), Honey, Egg Yolk, Contains Less Than 2% Of Salt, Mustard Flour, Xanthan Gum, Oleoresin Paprika (Color), Calcium Disodium EDTA (To Protect Flavor), Spice, Corn Syrup, Natural Flavor, Yellow 5.|
|Kroger – Yellow Mustard||No||Vinegar, Water, Mustard Seed, Salt, Turmeric, Paprika.|
|Maille – Old Style Mustard||No||Water, Mustard Seeds, Distilled Vinegar, Salt, White Wine, Sugar, Lactic Acid, Natural Flavor.|
|Plochman’s – Mild Yellow||No||White Distilled Vinegar and Water, No. 1 Grade Mustard Seed, Salt, Turmeric, Extractives of Paprika, Onion Powder, Spices, Natural Flavoring.|
|Silver Spring – Dijon||No|
Vinegar, Water, Mustard Seed, White Wine, Salt, Citric Acid, Tartaric Acid, Turmeric Acid, Turmeric, Spices.
|Simple Truth Organic – Honey Mustard||No||Organic Vinegar, Water, Organic Sugar, Organic Mustard Seed, Salt, Organic Honey, Organic Spices, Organic Paprika, Organic Turmeric.|
|Woeber’s – Jalapeno Mustard||No||Distilled Vinegar, #1 Mustard Seed, Salt, Turmeric , Paprika, Jalapeno Peppers, Spices.|
Overall, mustard does not contain eggs, with a few exceptions. It’s crucial to read the labels carefully and opt for egg-free versions of mustard if you have an egg allergy or dietary restriction. This includes reading the ingredients on the product labels for the mustards listed in the table above since ingredients can change at any time.
It’s also important to note that some types of mustard may contain other allergens, such as gluten or soy. Again, it’s important to read the label carefully and check for any ingredients that you may be allergic to or choose to avoid.