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August 12, 2019 - Real Simple

Meet Sumac, the Superfood Spice That'll Help You Fight Inflammation—and Bland Food—for Good

Meet Sumac, the Superfood Spice That'll Help You Fight Inflammation—and Bland Food—for Good
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The ancient herb sumac—made from ruby-colored berries that are ground into a beautiful, coarse powder that bursts with color and flavor—has been underappreciated in American cooking for centuries.

If you grew up in a Middle Eastern household, however, you probably have a very different sumac story to tell. “You’ll know it as a souring agent that’s an excellent substitute for lemon or vinegar. “It’s been used to add tangy, fresh flavors in Lebanese, Syrian, Armenian, and Iranian cooking for many millennia, and you could not walk through a street food marketplace of centuries past (even today) without seeing it everywhere around you.”

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