It's no big surprise this ingredient is so popular in Middle Eastern meals. Bright, sour, and salty, it's delicious whether you stir it into dishes or use it as a finishing spice.
Burlap & Barrel partners directly with small farms to source single-origin, biodynamically-grown spices.
Why we love it
So your go-to meals have gone flat, and you're looking to spice things up—literally. Cue: sumac. The tart, vivacious Middle Eastern ingredient is often used as a finishing spice, but we're all for stirring it into stews and using it as a grill rub. You may even find yourself folding it into an omelet or sprinkling it on popcorn. That's your call (though we highly recommend it).
How it does good
Making a positive social impact and a low environmental impact
Burlap & Barrel sources their spices directly from farmer cooperatives and small farms. They visit each of these farms, spending time with the employees to learn about the economic, social, and environmental implications of their methods. Every decision they make is fueled by their goal to end inequality and exploitation in the food industry. They do this by connecting small farms to high-value markets, educating consumers about the impact of product traceability, and sourcing unique foods that are grown using biodynamic and organic techniques.
responsible sourcingBurlap & Barrel uses fair trade practices when working with small, international farms.
low carbon footprintIngredients are sourced directly, shortening the supply chain and reducing the distance the product has to travel.