Celery salt is a seasoned salt used as a food seasoning, made from ground seeds, which may come from celery or its relative lovage. It may also be produced using dried celery or seed oleoresin.
Some brands of celery salt are very high in the preservative sodium nitrate. When added to foods, sodium nitrate forms small amounts of nitrosamines, a family of possible human carcinogens.
Celery salt is an ingredient of the Bloody Mary cocktail and the Caesar cocktail. It is also commonly used to season the Chicago-style hot dog, the New York System wiener, salads, and stews. It can also be used to liven up a coleslaw. It is a primary ingredient in Old Bay brand seasoning.
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