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A condiment is a garnishment applied to food in the form of a sauce, powder, spread, or similar delivery medium. Condiments are typically smeared with knives, squirted, or sprinkled onto other foods.
Commerically prepared condiments are usually packaged in glass or plastic jars. Plastic has displaced glass in a number of applications where plastic's squeezability is an advantage, such as for ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, and other condiments with a paste-like consistency.
Some commercial venues (especially packaged meals dispensed by airlines and in some cafeterias), condiments are packaged in single-serving packets.
Examples of condiments include:
- chili sauce
- fish sauce
- fry sauce
- mixed pickle
- sauerkraut (sometimes seen as a condiment on sausages or hot dogs, occasionally seen as a side dish)
- soy sauce
- steak sauces such as A1 and Heinz 57
- Tabasco sauce
- Tartar sauce
- Worcestershire sauce
There is also a list of condiments.
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