Sumac Berries, Crushed

£ 2.50


Gluten free

Vegan and Vegetarian Friendly

100% natural

Hand packed in UK

Sumac berries crushed are intensely fruity with tart notes. The striking red berries grow wild in the Mediterranean, where they are delicately handpicked off the shrubs and dried in the sun. Just like salt and pepper, sumac is a staple throughout the Middle East to season dishes.

Crushed sumac berries are a focal point in Turkish, Lebanese and Arabian cuisine where they are used to add a citrus flavour to chicken, salads, fish, vegetables, rice and eggs. The berries are also a key ingredient in the spice blend Zahtar. Try sprinkling over hummus or use in a marinade. We dare you to use them like the Romans used to – in place of lemon!

Sumac berries come from the sumac plant, which is a member of the cashew family. There are many different species of sumac, but the most commonly used for culinary purposes is Rhus coriaria.

Also known as: sumach, sumak, soumak and sumaq.

Sumac berries are a good source of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. They are particularly high in vitamin C, which helps to boost the immune system and promote healthy skin. During ancient times, it has also been used as a dye for textiles and leather, as well as a way to make ink.

Sumac is one of the most useful spices out there as it’s so versatile. A common use for sumac is in the spice blend za’atar. This is a Middle Eastern blend of herbs and spices like toasted sesame seeds, sumac and thyme.

Sumac can be added to any dish where you would use lemon or lime. It’s also a great substitute for when you want to add a lemon flavour to a dish but don’t want to add any liquid.

Ground sumac can be used as a meat rub or marinade, and goes perfectly with duck or lamb as it cuts through the fattiness of the meat. Add it to roast chicken or skewered meat, or even grilled or pan-fried fish for a crispy and tangy coating.

Sumac adds liveliness and a great flavour to vegetable dishes like roasted root vegetables. Add it to salad dressings for a kick or sprinkle over salads too.

If you’re looking to spice up your dips and sauces, sumac works wonders in hummus, baba ganoush, yoghurt dips or in an olive oil blend for bread dipping. Sprinkle it over whatever you’re dipping with – flatbreads, french fries, beetroot crisps or sweet potato wedges.

It’s not just savoury dishes that sumac is limited to. It works well in sweet dishes too, dusted over breads and desserts. Bake it into cakes – it works well with other fruits like apples and berries, as well as warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. You can even whip up a tangy, fruity sherbet with a touch of sumac.


Reviews (5)

5 reviews for Sumac Berries, Crushed

  1. Julie Drakeley

    Excellent product. Tasty sprinkled on salad.

  2. Cristina Pinto

    Excelent quality and packaging.

  3. Harold William Tubey (verified owner)

    Excellent product, and prompt delivery.

  4. Pamela (verified owner)

    Used this with lamb what a flavour will definitely buy this again any species I need I go straight to seasoned pioneers no matter what it is they have it

  5. Suzanne (verified owner)

    An interesting slightly lemony flavour, I use it sprinkled on home made bread rolls. It is very tasty

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Gluten free

Vegan and Vegetarian Friendly

100% natural

Hand packed in UK

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