Celery salt

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Celery salt

Celery salt is a seasoned salt used as a food seasoning, made from ground seeds, which may come from celery[1] or its relative lovage.[2] It is also sometimes produced using dried celery or seed oleoresin.[3][4]

Additives[edit]

Celery salt normally contains an anticaking agent such as silicon dioxide[1] or calcium silicate.[2]

As a vegetable, celery seeds have potassium as the dominant ion over sodium (ninefold more).[5]

Uses[edit]

Celery salt is an ingredient of the Bloody Mary cocktail and the Caesar cocktail.[6] It is also an ingredient in KFC's secret spice mix.[7] It is also commonly used to season the Chicago-style hot dog, the New York System wiener, salads, coleslaw and stews. It is a primary ingredient in Old Bay brand seasoning.[8]

Celery salt is often used by food producers to prevent spoilage while avoiding listing sodium nitrate on the ingredients list directly.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Celery Salt - Herbs & Spices - Schwartz UK". www.schwartz.co.uk.
  2. ^ a b "CELERY - Bart Ingredients - Not all ingredients are equal". www.bart-ingredients.co.uk.
  3. ^ Small, Ernest (2006). Culinary Herbs. p. 177. ISBN 9780660190730.
  4. ^ Coffee and Tea Industries and the Flavor Field. 1914. p. 270.
  5. ^ "Food Composition Databases Show Foods -- Spices, celery seed". ndb.nal.usda.gov. Archived from the original on 2018-03-21. Retrieved 2016-06-05.
  6. ^ "Celery Salt - Buy Celery Salt Online".
  7. ^ "The Colonel's original KFC chicken recipe found in scrapbook". NZ Herald. 4 January 2017 – via www.nzherald.co.nz.
  8. ^ List of ingredients provided at: http://www.oldbay.com/Products/Old-Bay-Seasoning.aspx
  9. ^ "Are the Health Concerns About Nitrates Overblown?".