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Sumac

Other names: sumaq

A Middle Eastern spice that grows wild in many parts of the mid-east as well as in Italy. The tart flavored spice is used mainly in Middle Eastern cooking. Sumac is mixed with thyme and sesame seeds to make a mixture called Za'atar.
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Substitute for sumac

Lemon zest with salt

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