Botanical name: Rhus Coriaria
Country of Origin: Turkey
Qualities: Dried raw sumac spice is purplish-brown with a gritty texture and it tastes tart and acidic, but less so than lemon.
As Sumac ranks high on the ORAC chart it is packed with antioxidants and is believed to be one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory spices out there. Some studies have shown that daily intake of sumac for three months may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease among people with type 2 diabetes.
Common Use: Sumac is used in everything from dry rubs, marinades, and dressing and is delicious sprinkled over salads, on hummus, or rice. It is a widely used spice in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cooking and is the key ingredient in the spice blend Za-atar.
2 Tbsp toasted Sesame seeds
1-2Tbsp of ground Sumac berry
1 Tbsp each of ground Cumin and ground Coriander
1 Tbsp each of ground Thyme, Oregano, and Marjoram
Combine all in a blender or use mortar & pestle and add salt and pepper to taste
Storage: Store in a cool, dry location in a sealed container. Za-atar will keep fresh in sealed container for at least 3 months.
Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the CFIA or FDA. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This product has been packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and other potential allergens.