Steenbergs Sumac is one of Steenbergs few specialist non-organic spices. This is pure sumac or sumach (i.e. with no salt). Sumac is a key ingredient in middle-eastern cooking. Used on its own, sumac has the tartness of lemon juice, alternatively mix sumach with thyme and sesame seeds and make zatar which can work as a delicious marinade. Within the Middle East, sumac is used extensively as a souring agent like we might use lemon juice, so you can use it in much the same way. It is recommended as a great garnish for a plate of hummus or labneh - a type of Arab cheese- and for salads and roasted meats.