Mostarda di frutta (sometime also called mostarda) is a Northern Italian condiment made of candied fruit and a mustard-flavoured syrup. Commercially the essential oil of mustard is employed, which has the advantage of transparency; in home cooking, mustard powder heated in white wine may be used.
Another notable mostarda is mostarda vicentina, which is a specialty of the town of Vicenza (Veneto); it is characterized by a jam-like consistency and the use of quince (mele cotogne) as its main ingredient.
Other versions include mostarda di Voghera, mostarda siciliana, and mostarda bolognese.
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