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The three polynomials used to describe the particular ideal in your example are a Groebner basis for it.

sage: R.<x,y,z> = PolynomialRing(QQ,3)
sage: I = Ideal([x^2+y+z-1,x+y^2+z-1,x+y+z^2-1])
sage: B = I.groebner_basis(); B
[x^2 + y + z - 1, y^2 + x + z - 1, z^2 + x + y - 1]


However, the ideal and its Groebner basis are not the same. Check their type and their parent.

sage: type(I)
<class 'sage.rings.polynomial.multi_polynomial_ideal.MPolynomialIdeal'>
sage: I.parent()
Monoid of ideals of Multivariate Polynomial Ring in x, y, z over Rational Field
sage: type(B)
<class 'sage.rings.polynomial.multi_polynomial_sequence.PolynomialSequence_generic'>
sage: B.parent()
Category of sequences in Multivariate Polynomial Ring in x, y, z over Rational Field


Also, if you check the documentation for groebner_basis, you will find examples of families of polynomials who are not a Groebner basis for the ideal they generate.

sage: I.groebner_basis?