Sumac comes from the lovely, purple berries of a wild bush that is indigenous to the Middle East and is a member of the cashew family. It has a tart flavor that is reminiscent of vinegar or lemon and is used to
boost the flavor and color of dishes. Its sourness and astringency is typically a key flavor component in the Za’atar blend and an essential ingredient in Arabic cooking. Similar to salt, sumac brings out the flavor in a variety of foods. It's used with marinades, dressings, salads, meats, rice dishes, vegetables and is used as a condiment. Don't have a fresh lemon, try substituting with sumac powder.
Sumac is an antioxidant powerhouse and has 66 times more antioxidants than blueberries. Its numerous health benefits include anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and diuretic properties. Sumac's health benefits may include decreased cholesterol levels, lower blood sugar, reduced bone loss and relief from muscle pain.
Dried Berries / Whole
TISANE "HERBAL" TEA BREW TIMES:
Ground tisane teas and tea bags - Steep 2 to 5 minutes
Loose leaf tisane teas - Steep 3-5 minutes
Root and seed-based tisane teas - Steep 6-8 minutes
*Steep in newly boiling water (212ºF) to best release the health benefits.
Brown Butter Granola with Honey and Sumac
Chocolate Olive Oil Mug Cake With Sumac
Hummus with Aleppo Asparagus & Sumac Radish Salad
Sumac & Za’atar Roasted Monkfish
Tahini Sumac Slaw
Specific: No known precautions.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications. Keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets.
For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.