Powder mahaleb is a type of spice obtained from the seeds of the Prunus mahaleb plant. Mahalep tree is a tree that usually grows in the Mediterranean region and gives cherry-like fruits. The seeds of these fruits are powdered and used as a spice.
Powder mahleb is an intense spice that gives a sweet and spicy aroma. It is associated with flavors such as almond, cherry, and vanilla. For this reason, it is especially used in pastries and dessert recipes. Mahleb is a common ingredient in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine. It is also a widely used spice in Turkish cuisine and is especially used to add flavor and aroma to muffins, cookies, halvah and pastries.
Mahleb can also provide benefits to the digestive system, as well as giving foods a pleasant smell and taste. Some research suggests that mahaleb extract may support digestive health and regulate bowel movements. However, it is always recommended to consult your doctor if you have any health conditions or before using spices.