Mahlab

Prunus mahaleb

Mahlab (also spelled mahalab, mahleb, mahaleb, mahlep, or mahalep - whew!) is the seed kernel extracted from the St. Lucie cherry. A popular ingredient in many Mediterranean, Greek and Egyptian baked goods and pastries, mahlab adds a wonderfully unique hint of cherry and bitter almond flavor. After many requests over the years, we're proud to announce that we've finally found a source for excellent mahlab! 

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  • Double sized mahleb
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top-quality spices for
23 years