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An Italian seasoning mix from a Massachusetts-based brand.

Italian seasoning is a blend of ground herbs that primarily includes basil, oregano, rosemary, thyme, and marjoram as its base. Many Italian seasoning blends may also include some of the following spices: garlic powder, parsley, crushed red pepper, sage, savory, or coriander. The blend varies by brand, with many publishing vague, nonspecific ingredient lists.

Despite the name, it is an American creation;[1] pre-blended, dry herbs are not common in Italy. However, salamoia Bolognese consists of rosemary, sage, garlic, salt, and black pepper.[2]

Flavor descriptions

This list represents a general mix for Italian seasoning.

Popular food used with Italian seasoning


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