Sumac Ground

Item Code: SumacGround
Price:  $3.10

Sumac Ground

Item Code: SumacGround
Price:  $3.10

Sumac is the fruit of a bushy shrub that is grown in the Middle East regions of Turkey and Iran and the Mediterranean region around Sicily. The fruit ripens in the form of conical clusters of berries that are sun dried and then crushed into a dark crimson/redish powder. In Middle Eastern cooking sumac is used as a souring agent (in place of lemon, tamarind or vinegar). Sumac is delicious on roast meat and in particular lamb, when mixed with paprika, pepper and oregano.  The traditional herb/seed/spice mix Zaatar is a blend of sumac, thyme, toasted sesame seeds and salt.  Zaatar or pure Sumac is sprinkled on flat breads with olive oil before toasting.