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Foods -- Seasonings

What are the following seasonings and how are they used?

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BEAUMONDE -- A seasoning blend of salt, celery seed, and onion powder. CASSIA -- Cinnamon imported in the United States is usually cinnamon cassia. This name may be used in some old pickle recipes. OLD BAY SEASONING -- this is a blend of spices such as celery salt, pepper, mustard, cloves, and bay leaves. It is used in cooking poultry and seafood. FIVE SPICE POWDER -- This is a seasoning that is used in oriental dishes. It is usually a mixture of fennel, cinnamon, cloves, star anise, and Szechwan peppercorns. It may be purchased in specialty and oriental stores. CILANTRO -- Sometimes called Chinese or Italian parsley. It is the leaf of the coriander plant. It is usually only available fresh in the produce section of the store. Use only the leaves, not the stems. It has a pungent and distinctive flavor so you may want to try small quantities to see if you like it. Parsley may be substituted if the cilantro flavor is not a favorite. CORIANDER -- this is the seed of the coriander plant. It is available ground or whole. It is used in many Indian curry dishes. It also may be used in apple pie and pickled products.

PREPARED BY: Angela M. Fraser, Ph.D., Associate Professor/Food Safety Specialist, and Carolyn J. Lackey, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.N., Professor/Food and Nutrition Specialist, North Carolina State University (August 2004)

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