Mahlab - Mahlepi

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What is Mahlab - Mahlepi?

Mahlab (also known as mahlepi), a member of the rose family, is the pit or stone, of a sour cherry that grows on a tree indigenous to western Asia. This spice’s name has several different spellings including: mahlab, mahalab, mahleb, mahlepi and mahaleb.

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Mahlab - Mahlepi - sour cherry pits
Mahlab - Mahlepi

What is the Origin of Mahlab - Mahlepi?

It is an ancient spice that is indigenous to the Mediterranean and the Middle East.

Mahlab - Mahlepi is Good for These Foods:

Mahlab - Mahlepi is used primarily in Middle Eastern cooking, especially in Turkish and Syrian cuisines.

This fragrant spice has a nutty essence that lends sweet and sour flavors to breads such as the Greek sweet bread (tsoureki), cheeses, biscuits, cookies and desserts.

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