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Read more about za’atar, the delicious Middle Eastern spice mix

 

The Z&Z Difference

Z&Z stands for zayt and za’atar (oil and za’atar) two of the most integral ingredients in any Arab home.

Z&Z stands for zayt and za’atar (oil and za’atar) two of the most integral ingredients in any Arab home.

Our Quest for Za’atar

We were determined to find the best za’atar like our parents grew up eating. This quest for authenticity led us to the mountains of Jenin, Palestine where the thyme grows wild.

We were determined to find the best za’atar like our parents grew up eating. This quest for authenticity led us to the mountains of Jenin, Palestine where the thyme grows wild.


Za’atar 101

Za’atar is a versatile every day blend of herbs and spices that can be used as a dip with olive oil, a rub on proteins, or sprinkled on eggs and veggies as a seasoning.

Za’atar is a versatile every day blend of herbs and spices that can be used as a dip with olive oil, a rub on proteins, or sprinkled on eggs and veggies as a seasoning.

Regional Variations

Za'atar is one of the most popular and traditional spice blends in the world, and is ubiquitous in the middle east but It’s more than just a spice mix - it transcends food as a cultural icon.

Za'atar is one of the most popular and traditional spice blends in the world, and is ubiquitous in the middle east but It’s more than just a spice mix - it transcends food as a cultural icon.


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Za'atar is one of the most popular and traditional spice blends in the world, and is ubiquitous in the middle east but It’s more than just a spice mix - it transcends food as a cultural icon.

Za'atar is one of the most popular and traditional spice blends in the world, and is ubiquitous in the middle east but It’s more than just a spice mix - it transcends food as a cultural icon.

Health Benefits of Za’atar

Za’atar herbs boast significant health-enhancing properties, since sumac, thyme, and oregano are all chock full of flavonoids, organic compounds that are important dietary sources of antioxidants that can protect cells from damage.

Za’atar herbs boast significant health-enhancing properties, since sumac, thyme, and oregano are all chock full of flavonoids, organic compounds that are important dietary sources of antioxidants that can protect cells from damage.


The Middle Eastern Breakfast

In Arab cultures, community is key to the food culture and meals are treated as gatherings worthy of enjoyment with family and friends. One of the most special dining experiences in the world is the Middle Eastern Breakfast.

In Arab cultures, community is key to the food culture and meals are treated as gatherings worthy of enjoyment with family and friends. One of the most special dining experiences in the world is the Middle Eastern Breakfast.

The Manoushe: The Middle Eastern Pizza

The manoushe or middle eastern flatbread is the ultimate street food. Made with only the most humble ingredients it is one of the most popular foods you can find it coming out of almost every corner bakery

The manoushe or middle eastern flatbread is the ultimate street food. Made with only the most humble ingredients it is one of the most popular foods you can find it coming out of almost every corner bakery


Does Za’atar Really Make you Smarter

Growing up, our parents used to make us eat za’atar before any big exam because they believe it makes you smarter. Turns out they were on to something and we only discovered the science behind it many years later – za’atar is full of health-benefiting nutrients, minerals, antioxidants, vitamins, and essential oils that help improve memory and mood.

Growing up, our parents used to make us eat za’atar before any big exam because they believe it makes you smarter. Turns out they were on to something and we only discovered the science behind it many years later – za’atar is full of health-benefiting nutrients, minerals, antioxidants, vitamins, and essential oils that help improve memory and mood.

Thyme Travel: The History of Za’atar

Za’atar is one of the most ancient and traditional spice blends in the world with origins in levantine culture dating back to the 12th century. Zaatar is known and native to the Middle East because the plant has grown in the wild for as long or as old as the hills there.

Za’atar is one of the most ancient and traditional spice blends in the world with origins in levantine culture dating back to the 12th century. Zaatar is known and native to the Middle East because the plant has grown in the wild for as long or as old as the hills there.