(box 355g)

Description

 

Mahlab or mahlepi is an aromatic spice made from the seeds of the St Lucie Cherry. The cherry stones are cracked to extract the seed kernel, which has a diameter of approximately 5 mm.

 

Mahlab, the soft interior of the fruit stone is beige to light ochre and drop-shaped.

Its culinary use is restricted to the South Eastern part of Europe (Greece, Armenia) and West Asia (Turkey, Lebanon, Syria). We get whole Mahlab grains locally, from Lebanon.

 

The embryo is soft-textured and tastes bitter and aromatic. After some time of chewing, a subtle flavour of tonka beans or bitter almond develops.

 

 

 

Weight:  450 g 

Packaging: Biodegradable plastic bag in a reusable transparent box