Sumac is a small, deciduous shrub that belongs to the genus Rhus and is part of the Anacardiaceae family. It typically grows to a height of 1-3 meters and has pinnate leaves that are arranged alternately on the stem. The plant produces clusters of small, greenish-yellow flowers that bloom in late spring or early summer, and its fruit is a small, red drupe that ripens in late summer or early fall. The fruit is harvested and dried and then ground into a coarse powder for use as a spice in cooking.
Sumac is produced and consumed primarily in the Middle East, North Africa, and Mediterranean regions. Iran, Turkey, and Syria are the largest producers of sumac, although it is also grown in smaller quantities in other countries. The global demand for sumac has been increasing in recent years, driven by the growing.
Red sumac and brown sumac are two different colors of sumac, a plant that is commonly found in many parts of the world. The color of the sumac can vary depending on the species and the environmental conditions in which it grows.
It is a hardy plant that can grow in a variety of soils and climates, from semi-arid regions to subtropical zones.
Red sumac typically has a bright red color, which can range from deep burgundy to a lighter shade of red-orange. Brown sumac, on the other hand, has a darker, earthy brown color, which can range from a light tan to a dark chocolate brown.
Both red and brown sumac have a tart, tangy flavor and are often used as a spice in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine. They can be used to add flavor to dishes such as salads, meats, and dips, and can also be brewed into a tea.
In the kitchen, ground red sumac is often used in dressings, marinades, spice blends, and as a finish on dishes such as hummus or grilled meats.
Sumac powder can also be mixed with other spices, such as cumin, coriander, or paprika, to create a flavorful spice blend.
PRODUCT NAME: Red Sumac (Powder)
Varieties: Rhus Coriaria
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Iran
CERTIFICATION: EU Organic Certified
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Dried sumac berries and powder are a great seasoning for rubbing into meat, fish, and chicken. They can be added to salad dressings or the salads themselves. You can add it anywhere
would use lemon or lime. It goes well with rice dishes and kebabs. It contains antioxidants that work to protect our cells from damage and reduce oxidative stress in the body.
STORAGE AND SHELF LIFE: At room temperature, away from direct sunlight / 24 months in a dry and cool environment.
PACKING: plastic in carton
Taste: a sour, sour taste reminiscent of lemon juice.
Odour: typical of sumac
Texture: a soft powder, we don’t feel the hard and rigid texture of sumac pits when chewing
Appearance: red powder, dried and ground sumac berries
Total ash: <12%
Acid insoluble ash: <1.5%
Added colors (natural and artificial): Negative