What is sumac?

Sumac is a spice that is popular in the Middle East. It is related to the poisonous shrub by the same name, but the culinary variety is safe to use and easily identifiable by its vibrant red berries.

The berries are turned into a coarse powder and sold as a ground spice; the berries are also available whole, although this is much less common in the U.S. Sumac is a versatile seasoning that adds a bright red color and a tartness, similar to lemon juice, to a dish.

sumac berries grow on the Rhus Coriaria shrub, which is typically found in high plateau areas of the Mediterranean like Sicily, due to its wild, rocky lands. Sumac also grows in Iran ,Turkey.

Once the berries are fully ripe, they are harvested, dried, and ground. The processed sumac takes on a dark red-burgundy color and the texture of ground nuts. It has a similar smell and taste to lemon but is not as sour. Sumac is widely used as an acidulant in Arabic and Lebanese cooking, and similar to salt, it brings out the natural flavors of the foods it is cooked with.

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What is sumac HS code ?

Sumac known in international trade with this HS CODE : 09109991013

More Information about Sumac in: Medicinal-Herbs-Catalogue.pdf

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Iran, Iraq – Kurdistan, Afghanistan, Anatolia, Turkey, Caucasus, southern Italy, and the Mediterranean Region are producer of sumac in the world.

There are two kinds of sumac in Iran. Brown and red . we supply both of them for you.

Quality and suitable packing beside reasonable price are important for  import sumac.

You can buy sumac powder and sumac seed with our brand and if you want,

we can ready it with white label or private label for your company.

We can give you sumac powder and sumac seed.

Our packing for this products are different from 250 gr to 25 kg per bag.


Sumac benefits :

  1. Boosts heart health

The concentration of omega-3 fatty acids and docosahexaenoic acid in heart, kidney and brain cell tissue was increased with supplementation of thyme.

  1. Aids in digestion

Sumac herb is helpful in the treatment of common digestive disorders, including stomach upset, acid reflux, constipation, feverish symptoms, and irregular bowel movements. It is supposed to contain both antimicrobial and antioxidant effects.

  1. Fight with Cancer

Some studies have shown that the sumac plant has anti-cancer properties. If you are a smoker, you may be able to reduce your risk of developing lung cancer by using a combination of chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

It is supposed that breast cancer protects healthy cells during treatment. As a result, sumac has been regarded as a promising chemotherapeutic agent for cancer chemotherapy.

  1. Powerful Antioxidant

Sumac has powerful antioxidants that fight against bad cells that damage healthy cells. According to a scientific study, antioxidants fight against bad cells responsible for heart diseases, premature aging, stomach disorders, and many other adverse events.

  1. Good for Diabetes

Research has shown that the sumac plant is effective in the treatment of diabetes and obesity. According to laboratory results, sumac, a very powerful antioxidant, helps to reduce cholesterol and blood sugar levels.

6.  Beneficial For Women’s Health

Sumac juice, sumac tea, sumac bark is traditionally used to treat women’s diseases. Sumac is also applied externally in extreme vaginal discharge.

Also, the mother’s milk also increases. It helps treat menstrual disorders, cramps, menstrual burns, and pain by acting like estrogen.

  1. Reduces the chance of bone depletion

Bone loss, or osteoporosis, is a common condition considered by weak bones and increased risk of fractures, caused by loss of bone mass.

The risk of bone loss increases progressively with age, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that close to 25% of women over the age of 65 suffer from this phenomenon in the neck and lumbar spine.

  1. Antimicrobial

Sumac is known to have naturally occurring compounds with antimicrobial activities. Research has shown that it has been found to work against a number of pathogens, including Salmonella bacteria.

The rich water-soluble tannins found in it are well documented for their antimicrobial properties and have been used for these benefits since primitive times.

  1. Calms muscle aches

If you suffer from chronic muscle pain, sumac in your spice cabinet can help to treat the problem. In fact, a study conducted at the University of Mansoura in Egypt revealed that Sumac juice, which can be brewed from tanner’s sumac, can help reduce muscle pain during aerobic exercise in healthy adults.


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Product : 091099 Spices (excluding pepper of the genus Piper, fruit of the genus Capsicum or of the genus Pimenta and sumac

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importers Value imported in 2020 (USD thousand) Trade balance in 2020 (USD thousand) Quantity imported in 2020 Quantity Unit Unit value (USD/unit) Annual growth in value between 2016-2020 (%) Annual growth in quantity between 2016-2020 (%) Annual growth in value between 2019-2020 (%)
World 894,827 -21,169 307,022 Tons 2,915 4 2 13
United States of America 106,898 -68,148 26,641 Tons 4,013 6 -3 20
Saudi Arabia 100,799 -98,989 25,674 Tons 3,926 1 0 7
Germany 60,837 -2,490 14,162 Tons 4,296 6 4 9
United Kingdom 41,538 -20,123 9,615 Tons 4,320 9 -3 24
France 37,062 -21,578 6,587 Tons 5,627 17 16 20
Denmark 32,060 -26,306 11,009 Tons 2,912 10 15 6
Netherlands 26,987 6,135 6,598 Tons 4,090 5 -12 10
Belgium 25,531 -16,357 4,528 Tons 5,638 2 -1 6
Canada 25,342 -21,501 5,459 Tons 4,642 12 11 25
United Arab Emirates 20,203 4,571 10,536 Tons 1,918 -5 -3 10
Japan 17,817 -14,346 2,709 Tons 6,577 8 3 -18
Sweden 17,373 -14,608 3,153 Tons 5,510 8 2 15
China 17,363 59,391 9,649 Tons 1,799 60 97 115
Poland 16,930 6,349 3,353 Tons 5,049 12 8 12
Spain 15,817 10,000 5,349 Tons 2,957 -5 -5 23
Austria 15,397 -7,163 1,922 Tons 8,011 4 -7 23
Malaysia 14,006 -3,757 6,325 Tons 2,214 3 5 35
Botswana 12,454 -12,330 4,469 Tons 2,787 2 8 0
Turkey 12,175 119,572 9,973 Tons 1,221 2 2 4
Russian Federation 10,523 -7,375 3,299 Tons 3,190 7 1 8
Portugal 10,248 -7,195 1,703 Tons 6,018 7 0 42
South Africa 9,483 33,891 5,225 Tons 1,815 8 3 26
Nigeria 9,346 -9,300 8,825 Tons 1,059 21 -23
Australia 8,966 -3,793 2,373 Tons 3,778 -2 -2 11
Hong Kong, China 8,874 -7,364 1,975 Tons 4,493 2 0 16
Switzerland 7,179 -5,938 682 Tons 10,526 4 2 22

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