What is sumac and how to use it?
Sumac comes from the Arabic “summaq,” which means “dark red.” It is a deep red, astringent spice popular in Middle Eastern cooking. Sumac is made from the berry fruit of the Rhus Coriaria shrub, which was originally grown in parts of the Mediterranean basin, and then spread to Europe. The sumac berries are dried, then ground and sifted to get rid of the bitter inner seed. The coarse crimson-colored powder is then bottled as a spice. See our comprehensive sumac guide for more info about this spice, as well as additional ideas for how to use it!
Try these recipes to get started with Sumac
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