[NAFEX] Sumac fruit question
dtv at mwt.net
Tue May 15 11:22:54 EDT 2007
The middle eastern sumac spice is Rhus coriaria L. I use it all the
time for making kuchumbar, an indian fresh salad. The salad wouldn't
taste right without it.
On May 15, 2007, at 9:59 AM, Bassem Samaan wrote:
> Sumac is one of the main spices of the middle east. It is the red
> sumac, however the flavor of the sumac here in the east US doesn't
> compare to the flavor of the Sumac of middle eastern coutnries. It
> maybe a different species, although it's similiar in appearance.
> The fruit is picked then grounded and is usually mixed with ground
> theyme to make the traditional Lebanese spices called Zaatar, which
> usually made into a pie. The Sumac there is tangy, has a sharp
> flavor. It's excellent used for treament of stomach problems. It's
> found in many middle eastern stores.
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