What is Sumac?

What Is Sumac?

Sumac is a Middle Eastern spice that is widely used. Although it is linked to the toxic shrub of the same name, the culinary variant is safe to eat and may be distinguished by its bright red berries (poisonous Sumac is white). The berries are pounded into a coarse powder and marketed as a ground spice; however, the berries are also accessible whole in the United States. Sumac is a versatile ingredient that gives a meal a vivid red colour and a tangy flavour comparable to lemon juice.