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What is Poultry Seasoning?

What is poultry seasoning? Is it vegetarian? Read on to find out!


What is Poultry Seasoning?
Wondering about poultry seasoning and whether or not it can be included in a vegetarian diet? Read on to find out more about poultry seasoning!

What is poultry seasoning?

Poultry seasoning is a blend of spices. The most common pre-made store-bought brand of poultry seasoning is McCormick's, which comes in a small red spice container and can be found in the spice aisle of most grocery stores, but there are several other brands of poultry seasonings available as well. McCormick's brand poultry seasoning contains thyme, sage, marjoram, rosemary, black pepper, and nutmeg. Other blends may contain celery seed, celery salt and occasionally ground cloves.

Is poultry seasoning vegetarian?

Yes! Poultry seasoning is vegetarian! Despite the name, poultry seasoning contains no poultry and no meat whatsoever. It's called "poultry seasoning" because it is used to season poultry, not because it contains poultry. Poultry seasoning is a blend of spices, which are grown in the ground, dried, and ground up together. No chickens (or other birds) are harmed in the making of poultry seasoning. Poultry seasoning is vegetarian and vegan.

I don't believe you!

Fine. Make your own homemade poultry seasoning to use in vegetarian and vegan recipes. Here's a few recipes to try:
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