Mahlab Whole


Mahlab (also known as mahlep and malepi) is a spice that comes from the stone of the St Lucie cherry. It has a nutty-marzipan sweetness and a hint of cherry blossom, which is harnessed in Middle Eastern pastries and bakes.  
Mahlab is a delicate spice. The pale kernels should freshly ground on demand because the powder quickly loses potency, which is why it's always best to buy whole. Lightly crushed mahlab kernels might be infused in milk for a fragrant rice pudding, crème Brulee or custard base for ice cream.  

Mahlab features lots of traditional, celebratory recipes – from tsoureki bread eaten over Easter in Greece, to kandil rings served in Turkey on Islamic holy nights. We don't think there's any need to wait for a special occasion though. Honey and freshly ground mahlab is a great porridge topping. It is delicious worked into shortbread, dusted over chocolate tarts, or used to flavor sponge cake mixes or finish bunt cakes and bread.  

Whole mahlab kernels retain their potency far longer than pre-ground. Still, they should be kept in a dark, airtight tin and ground on demand. 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Elena Ogan
Will order again!

Very happy with the purchase. Arrived promptly and great is of quality.

Hi Elena Ogan,
Thank you for the wonderful review and for taking the time to share your feedback with NY Spice Shop. We are thrilled that you loved your experience at NY Spice Shop and loved our 'Mahlab Whole'. At NY Spice Shop, we continuously strive to serve you better. Looking forward to serving you in the future!
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Nada Khader
I am enjoying the Mahlab Whole

I am using the coffee grinder to grind the whole mahlab seeds and I sprinkle the powder in oatmeal, vegan yogurt and smoothies. I will try adding to desserts soon. I am enjoying the health benefits of Mahlab and hope to order more soon. Thank you.

Hi Nada Khader,
We appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedule to write such a great, awesome, and compelling review. Our team here at NY Spice Shop is thrilled to hear such positive feedback, and we are proud of our excellence in what we do. Nada Khader, You loved our Mahlab Whole and we hope you also love our Mahlab Ground. Here at NY Spice Shop, we are continuously striving hard to meet & exceed our customers’ expectations. Thank you so much, and we hope to see you soon.

ahmad mahmoud

Thanks for the gift

Hi Ahmad Mahmoud,
Thank you for your 5-Star review. we are happy to hear that you loved our 'Mahlab Whole'. Customer satisfaction and quality products with fast shipping is our first priority. We are really sure you will love the NY Spice Shop.

Diah Arman

I was very happy with my order and delivery

Hi Diah Arman,
We are happy to hear you had a positive experience at NY Spice Shop! We value your input and encourage you to let us know more details about your experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again.

Nazha Kassouf
Fulfillment of order

Horrible shipping. I paid almost 10.00 to have overnighted. It arrived 3 weeks later.