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What seasonings complement an oven-baked pork tenderloin?

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Compatible seasonings for roasted pork tenderloin include oregano, rosemary and thyme. Garlic, cumin, brown sugar and cinnamon are also good choices, depending on the desired flavor profile.

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Pork tenderloin roasts well with a wide variety of spices and seasonings. For a smoky, sweet, flavor, consider a rub of cumin, chili powder and brown sugar. For a more savory profile, use oregano, rosemary and thyme, dipped in a tablespoon of olive oil. Whatever the desired flavor, salt enhances it, when used in proper and healthy proportions. Aromatics such as garlic and onion also complement a number of flavor profiles. For best results, use fresh herbs whenever possible.

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