Tyme Foods' pure no salt blend contains 33.3% wild thyme, 33.3% Sumac, and 33.3% roasted sesame seeds. This is the same classic Pure Blend Zaatar without the salt flavor effects. The lack of salt unmasks the slightly bitter and spicy flavor of the wild thyme and sharper flavor of the sumac.
As with the classic blend, the thyme is grown from seeds of wild thyme found on mountainous hills of Southern Lebanon and is known to produce very flavorful thyme, with qualities including high thymol essential oil content (about 1.2 mg per ounce, and 4 to 40 times multiple the oil content of thyme's from other regions.) The sumac and sesame is also cultivated in Southern Lebanon.
This is a premium processed classic blend (but without salt taste effects) as compared to low quality commercial and common grades found elsewhere, which may contain low grade thyme, wheat and other fillings to increase volume, citric acid or other artificial substitutes in place of the Sumac.
You may think that eight ounces of Zaatar may be too much!? especially, that other stores offer it in portions of one or few ounces. We offer it in eight ounce portions (and perhaps one pound in the near future) because we are confident you will enjoy this Zaatar beyond a seasoning or spice. Try it as a dip food by dunking fresh bread or vegetable into olive oil then the Zaatar - sprinkle it on salads, soups, and sandwiches - stir it into a yogurt - knead it into dough and pastry - and experiment with its many culinary possibilities.
Currently shipping Zaatar that was manufactured (ground and mixed) in March of 2017. Best enjoyed before March 1, 2019. Store in airtight container in dry place away from heat or sunlight.
Nancy Everist said:
The No Salt blend is excellent
Really nice mix w a good hit of wild thyme & sumac...delicious! I tend to add a bit more toasted sesame seeds because I love them, & it makes up for the salt (avoiding it for health reasons). A great find...