Mahlepi powder. Mahlepi is an aromatic spice derived from the kernel of wild cherry seeds. It has been used for centuries in the Middle East and the surrounding areas, especially in Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Armenia, Iran and traditionally in our country. It looks like a sack that encloses with a drawstring. From this type of wild cherry are used all the parts, the fruits, the wood, the bark, the leaves, the roots, the resin and of course the seeds, from which the mahlep is made.
It is used for its medicinal and cosmetic properties, as a spice, herb, dye, spice, firewood, handicrafts and for the preparation of alcoholic beverages. However, its use is more common in confectionery. It would be a shame to use it only in sweet recipes. You can sprinkle it on sauteed vegetables or creamy soups, rice and especially on dishes with carrots or pumpkin.