[NAFEX] Sumac syrup

Jim Fruth jfruth at tds.net
Mon Dec 1 09:26:44 EST 2008

Hector Black wrote, "We've used the berries of the staghorn sumac to make a 
kind of pink lemonade.  Quite tasty.  Berries can be dried.  I wonder if 
other sumacs have this same quality."

    Sumacs of the genus Rhus have that quality however Staghorn Sumac (Rhus 
hirta) is generally preferred for use.  One word of caution, though, is that 
the stems are rich in tannin so you don't want to be steeping the whole 
    At Brambleberry Farm, we make/sell Sumac Syrup.  We sell alot of it.  It 
has a citrus-like flavor.  Customers use it as an ice cream topper, on 
pancakes, as a glaze on chicken or duck, etc.  I prefer it on my corn bread.

Jim Fruth
Brambleberry Farm
Pequot Lakes, MN  56472
For jams, jellies & syrups:
(877)265-6856 [Store]
(218)831-7018 [My Cell] 

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