Green Za’atar (Thyme) at Pars Market Middle Eastern Mediterranean Grocery Store in Columbia Maryland 21045

  Za’atar (pronounced “zah-tar”) is a Middle Eastern spice mix of thyme, sumac, toasted sesame seed, and sometimes wild oregano.

Lebanese Zaatar at Pars Market
Lebanese Zaatar at Pars Market

Sadaf Green Zatar Mix at Pars Market

  

Arabic for the word “thyme,” after the seasoning’s predominant ingredient, za’atar has been used in Arabic countries since medieval times.

If you’ve eaten at Middle Eastern restaurants, you’ll probably recognize the flavor, which is pungent and grassy. 

Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Cold Press)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Jordanian Zaatar at Pars Market Columbia, Maryland 21045
Jordanian Zaatar at Pars Market

 Za’atar is used on meats andvegetables,  and it’s also mixed with Olive oil which is often added to make a spreadable paste, It can be served with everything fromflatbreads to eggs tovegetables. 

Traditionally the Thyme is dried in the sun & mixed with Sun dried Sumac, Sesame Seed and Sea Salt. Containing a unique synergy of healing & medicinal properties that alert the mind and make the body strong, Zaatar is encouraged to be eaten by school kids before exams.

Roasted Sesame Seeds at Pars Market in Columbia Maryland 21045
Roasted Sesame Seeds at Pars Market

 You can find this spice blend at the best quality in market at Pars Market Or, if you can find Sumac (also available at Pars Market), you can make your own Za’atar using equal parts Dried thyme, toasted sesame seeds and sumac. Sprinkle Za’atar over fresh pita bread drizzled with olive oil.

Thyme (Tomillo) at Pars Market in Columbia Maryland to make Green Zaatar MixOregano Leaves Cut at Pars Market Columbia Maryland 21045

The best way to enjoy Zaatar is to blend it with good quality cold pressed olive oil in a bowl to the consistency of pesto, and then whenever you feel like a hit, just stir the mixture and spread it on fresh or toasted bread and top it with fresh tomatoes, white cheeses, organic eggs or anything Mediterranean for that matter.

 

Sumac in the Jar at Pars Market in Columbia Maryland 21045
Sumac in the Jar at Pars Market

A final word of warning here, be careful as Zaatar is extremely addictive and once tasted your taste buds will never let you forget the experience. Enjoy!

 

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http://parsmarketcolumbia.blogspot.com/2013/04/ras-el-hanout-moroccan-spice-and-recipe.html

  

http://parsmarketcolumbia.blogspot.com/2013/03/sumac-on-haft-sin-and-nowrouz-table.html

http://parsmarketcolumbia.blogspot.com/2013/05/turmeric-powder-history-and-benefits-at.html

 

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Benefits of Honey…

Read more about another great product that Pars Market offers to our customers! 

 Honey has been in the news recently, covering topics from its source to its authenticity.(USDA) oversight, wants to clarify any misconceptions.
Honey bees collect nectar from flowering plants and use it to make honey. Honey is then collected by beekeepers from the beehives. The journey from harvesting to distributing honey is multifaceted.
From beehive to supermarket at Pars Market and finally reaching the table to our loyal customers, at Pars Market we carry wide range of honey selection like: Orange Blossom Honey, Raw Honey, Clover Honey, Wild Clover Honey, Plain Honey, Pure Honey, Wildflower Honey, Sage Honey, Honey with Comb, Multi Flower Honey, Organic Honey, Summer Flower Honey, Honey with Nuts.

If you are looking for best quality honey you can only find them at Pars Market!

Our great selection of Honey at Pars Market are all 100% pure and natural honey where are imported from Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, Germany, Iran, Lebanon, Brazil and India.
The harvesting of honey is a compelling story. It’s an ancient artisanal craft that brings a natural wonder to households around the world. With more than 300 varietals of honey, ranging greatly in flavor and appearance, honey is a unique ingredient that helps home cooks and professional chefs create countless Recipes in the kitchen and in the middle east is most popular as breakfast to spread it on the bread! so yummyyyyyyy!!!!

Attiki Greek Honey

This beloved ingredient also provides an all-natural energy boost, as well as acts as a natural cough suppressanteffective skin moisturiser and an  nourishing the body inside and out!




PARS MARKET LLC

9400 SNOWDEN RIVER PARKWAY # 109
COLUMBIA, MD, 21045

443-259-0002


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