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(kŏn′dĭ-mĕnt) [L. condire, to pickle]
An appetizing ingredient added to food.


Aromatic: vanilla, cinnamon, cloves, chervil, parsley, bay leaf. Acrid or peppery: pepper, ginger, tabasco, all-spice. Alliaceous or allylic: onion, mustard, horseradish. Acid: vinegar, capers, gherkins, citron. Animal origin: caviar, anchovies. Miscellaneous: salt, sugar, truffles.

In general, with the exception of sugar, condiments have little nutritional value. They are appetizers, stimulating the secretion of saliva and intestinal juices.

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* Some 15 percent of Mexican food eaters like hot sauce as a condiment on their Mexican food.
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Made from all freshly cut ingredients such as coriander, chillies, garlic, Terra Rossa herb mixes and its Jordanian first cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil, this condiment is traditionally enjoyed by mixing a little Zhoug with olive oil and eaten with fresh bread as an aperitif.
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