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Celery salt

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 may also be produced using dried celery or seed oleoresin.[3][4]


  • Additives 1
  • Uses 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4


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

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.[5]


Celery salt is an ingredient of the Bloody Mary cocktail and the Caesar cocktail.[6] 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.[7]

Celery salt is often used by food producers to prevent spoilage while avoiding listing sodium nitrate on the ingredients list directly.[8][9]

See also


  1. ^ a b Celery Salt | Ingredients, Nutritional information & Usage Ideas | Schwartz
  2. ^ a b Celery | Bart Ingredients
  3. ^ Culinary Herbs - Ernest Small. p. 177.
  4. ^ Coffee and Tea Industries and the Flavor Field . 1914. p. 270.
  5. ^ Nitrosamines and Cancer
  6. ^ Herbs and Spices, Buy Herbs, Spices & Seasoning - Seasoned Pioneers
  7. ^ List of ingredients provided at:
  8. ^ Sodium Nitrite in Meat | Mark's Daily Apple
  9. ^ Nitrates: Facts About Sodium Nitrate

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