Smoky and slightly astringent with hints of citrus and earthiness; sumac hints of exotic ports or cigars bars with sultry music or if too much is used, furniture polish.

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Bitter, astringent, chalky, but surprisingly delicious; swiss chard is actually a close relative of the beetroot. 

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Nutty, with a slight hint of sweetness, spelt has its own subtle flavor, unique from its other wheat relatives.

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The ancient Egyptians and Greeks believed Basil would open the gates of heaven, so placed a sprig of basil in the hand of the dead to insure safe journey and open passage.

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