Zaatar Spice - Our Classic Za'tar Blend - Gluten-Free and Filler-Free with Genuine Zaatar Herb (Origanum Syriacum-Hyssop) 2LB
Tyme Foods' classic blend contains more than 30% genuine Zaatar herb or Syrian Oregano with the scientific name Origanum syriacum (also considered the Biblical hyssop) herb. It is a gluten-free and free of any fillers, added oils, or substitutes. The Zaatar herb mainstay ingredient is grown from seeds of Syrian Oregano/Wild Zaatar found on the mountainous hills of Southern Lebanon and is known to produce very flavorful herb because of its high essential oil content (about 1 gram per ounce, and 4 to 40 times multiple the essential oil content of Zaatar herbs from other regions.) The Sumac is also grown in Southern Lebanon at the base of Mount Hermon. The Sumac is pure with no salts or oils added, and is about 50% more lemony than common brands that are mostly from Turkey.
This is an authentic Zaatar which is hand-mixed with three mainstay ingredients only, as compared to low quality commercial and common grades available on the market, which often contain substitutes to mimic the flavor of authentic Zaatar Herb (Syrian Oregano) native to the Middle East. Other brand use fillers (often unknown!) to increase volume, citric acid or other artificial substitutes in place of the Sumac.
We offer this Zaatar in a relatively generous seven ounce portion because we are confident you will enjoy it 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.
Our Za'atar's are hand-mixed using ingredients from most recent season harvests. Flavors remain strong for about two years, if stored in airtight container in dry place away from heat or sunlight.