Ground Sumac

Ground Sumac
Ground Sumac
Ground Sumac Ground Sumac
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Ground Sumac Berries

Ground Sumac Berries have a friendly, welcoming scent that lives somewhere between ripe raspberries and tart lemon. These ground berries, fruits of the Mediterranean red sumac, provide a vibrant red color and a straightforward, lemony flavor, accented with a touch of salt present from their processing, to dishes. Sumac contains 4% tannins by weight and pronounced acidity which comes mainly from malic acid. Their pH ranges between 2.5-3.5, which puts their acidity squarely between orange juice and tomato juice; these factors contribute heavily to sumac’s signature tart flavor.

There are two different types of sumac, white and red. Culinary sumac, which is what we offer, produces a red berry that is perfectly edible in any form. Red sumac, if you’re counting generously, can be found in hundreds of varieties all over the world, though some varieties of red sumac are culinary in name only, being too tart or too bland to eat. The second type of sumac produces a white berry and is exclusive to North America. The leaves and white berries of the North American sumac are poisonous and should not be touched or consumed under any circumstances.


Tips From Our Kitchen


Ground Sumac is best when added to the dish just before serving. Its tart flavor plays well off the brininess of feta cheese, so jump on the baked feta trend and top it with tangy sumac, or make a thick labneh—an easy yogurt cheese—and serve it with radishes and a sprinkling of sumac. Make Middle Eastern roast chicken with sumac and red onions, and pair it with a classic fattoush salad, a bread salad traditionally served with sumac dressing. Sprinkle over baba ghanoush before serving. Make “sumac lemonade” by stirring a tablespoon of sumac into a gallon of ice cold water. Add sugar to taste and serve over ice.

We also have whole Dried Sumac Berries available if you prefer to grind and process them on your own.

Ground Sumac Berries contain sumac berries and salt. Sumac berries are processed with salt to prevent fermentation from occurring; they contain less that 6% salt by weight.

Our Ground Sumac comes from berries grown in Turkey.

This product is certified kosher.


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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 tsp

Amount Per Serving


% Daily Value*

Total Fat0g1%

Saturated Fat0g0%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g



Total Carbohydrate1.3g0%

Dietary Fiber0.9g4%

Total Sugars0.2g

Added Sugars0g0%

Sugar Alcohol0.0g


Vitamin D0mcg0%




*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. These values were calculated and therefore are approximate. For more accuracy, testing is advised.

5 out of 5
23 total ratings.

Erin R. (Verified buyer) 03/07/2022
I've only heard of ground I've only heard of ground sumac being used on occasion, but after reading more about it on Spices Inc. I decided to give it a try, and I'm very glad I did. I tried it out first in a chili recipe, but have also now used it in homemade hummus and I really enjoy it. It has a tart smell and taste and seems to work well with anything tomato-based or citrusy. I recommend trying it out.

mary i. (Verified buyer) 01/07/2022
Wonderful spice Great flavor, great aroma and very fresh

Colleen J. (Verified buyer) 10/18/2021
CJ We love the high quality of flavor that comes out of this! You are a preferred source for many ingredients we use.

Dorrett K. (Verified buyer) 10/09/2021
Always great quality products! We've Always great quality products! We've ordered several times since 2015 and have always been extremely satisfied with products and customer service!!

Frederick O. (Verified buyer) 05/08/2021
Vibrant earthy flavor. The basis Vibrant earthy flavor. The basis of many middle eastern dishes. This product was very fresh and fragrant.

Richard C. (Verified buyer) 12/30/2020
Very fresh, good flavor. Very fresh, good flavor.

Kathryn M. (Verified buyer) 11/22/2020
Great size. Use generously with Great size. Use generously with rice

Gary T. (Verified buyer) 09/13/2020
No comparison to sumac found No comparison to sumac found at the supermarkets. Much higher quality and much fresher. Finding more and more ways to use this wonderful spice. Recently tried it on a lightly oiled and warmed flat bread sprinkled with sumac. Could make a meal of it.

frances f. (Verified buyer) 07/11/2020
Tastes great Tastes great

Janet D. (Verified buyer) 04/21/2020
Sumac Bliss The first experiment with Sumac was a recipe found online for Almond Sumac Raspberry Cake. I used blueberries and it was devoured by the family with lots of curiosity about the delicious "mystery taste"! It had a subtle lemon-ginger-ish flavor and will be a regular for us! I look forward to new uses for this product.
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