This mustard-like plant with pale yellow or whitish petals is cultivated as a salad plant. The plant part used are the seeds, 1 to 2 mm in diameter. Although called "white mustard", the seeds are yellow to light brown. Some people believe that the seeds make an excellent salad, others, however, detest their pungent taste. Nevertheless, the plant has captured the imagination of Italian, Greek and American gourmets.