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Old Bay Seasoning  
A seasoning originating near the city of Baltimore during the early 1900's that is named for the Chesapeake Bay area of Maryland. It is a blend of over 10 different herbs and spices that may include celery salt, celery seed, mustard, red pepper, black pepper bay or laurel leaves, cloves, allspice, ginger, mace, cardamom, cinnamon, and paprika. Old Bay Seasoning is used to flavor various foods, but most notably shellfish and fish. In addition, it is a seasoning that is also added to poultry, steamed vegetables, baked and fried potatoes, casseroles, pizza, meats, and salads with eggs, shrimp, crab or tuna. This seasoning can be stored up to 1 year in a cool, dry area away from light and heat.