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This is a small kernel from the seed of a variety of cherry, grown mostly in the Middle East. It has an unusual, sweetly-bitter flavour, and is traditionally added to Greek Easter breads.
Category: Spice
In Season:
To Buy:
Buy whole from Greek or Middle Eastern stores, or from a specialty spice retailer. Grind it just before using for optimum flavour and freshness.
To Store:
Store in an airtight container and use within 2 years. When mahlab is too old, it develops a rather rancid overtone.
Tips & Tricks:
Grind mahlab and use to flavour cakes, pastries and biscuits in traditional Middle Eastern and Greek cooking.
Cooking Tips:

Nutrition per 1 Cup:

Extremely High

Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*

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* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.

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