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All-natural, quality sumac is a complex spice–stringent, sour, smokey, and earthy all at the same time! It is the perfect way to add acidity and color to your meals.


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.

It tastes somewhat like fresh lemon juice – a bit sour and astringent. But it’s much more complex and nuanced in flavor. Sumac is tangy and deep with a hint of earthy sweetness and floral citrus notes.

    How to Use

    It is a great way to add lemony flavor to dishes or rubs:

    • Pairs wonderfully with meat like lamb, helping to cut through the richness and balance it out
    • Salad dressings, marinades, and homemade dips are immediately elevated by a sprinkle of this complex spice
    • Works perfectly as the finishing touch on a variety of dishes (similar to how a squeeze of lemon juice at the end of cooking immediately brightens a dish)

    Suzy's Tips

    One of my favorite salad dressings requires nothing more than a dash of sumac, extra virgin olive oil, and fresh lemon juice.


    Sumac, salt | Net weight: 2.3 oz (65 g)

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    Please note during the cold winter months, our olive oils can sometimes freeze during transit and cause some of the natural waxes to separate from the oil, causing some cloudiness or floating particles. This is completely normal and does not impact the quality of the olive oil in any way. To thaw, simply leave the olive oil in room temperature. Do not in any way warm up the olive oil in a microwave or put it in direct sunlight. Olive oil is best stored in a cool dark room to preserve its life and quality.


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    Non GMO

    You can rest assured that none of our spices contain bioengineered ingredients.


    We are doing this the old fashioned way! Our suppliers package only to order, and we, in turn, order in small batches to ensure freshness and flavor integrity.