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pomegranate molasses 250ml

(3 customer reviews)


a truly Lebanese taste

Made from a sour variety of pomegranates. The juice of this cooking variety of pomegranates is reduced, and balanced with a sweeter variety. The result is a pleasingly tart syrup which gives dishes real depth of flavour.

how to use

In Lebanon this is an essential kitchen ingredient for adding to a salad like fattoush or mixing with red peppers to make muhammara. We’ve also added it sweet dishes. See below for more recipes.

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grown on terraces

One of the oldest edible fruits in Lebanon, it is a relatively easy crop to grow. From the coastline up to the mountains, pomegranates can tolerate saline or heavy soil. With so many varieties in Lebanon, many households will prepare their own pomegranate molasses in the autumn.

pomegranates growing on a tree

tart and tangy

Bring on a touch of acidity! In Lebanon, households store this in their kitchen cupboards as an essential kitchen ingredient for brightening up savoury dishes. Its tart and tangy taste brings life to a salad dressing for  fattoush, and also cuts through the fatty taste of meat dishes like sfiha – open meat pies, pictured below. Pomegranate molasses is also a key ingredient in fesenjan a Persian dish often made with duck.

a salad with open meat pies sfiha

no added sugar

Check the label of the bottle of pomegranate molasses carefully. There shouldn’t be any added sugar. Zejd’s pomegranate molasses is made from a sour, cooking variety of pomegranate, with no added sugar. Rich in vitamins and antioxidants, research continues to be carried out to ascertain the powerful health benefits which are associated with its use in Lebanon. 

sweet or savoury?

Both. We’re firm believers that things need to earn their keep in the kitchen cupboards. So a multitasking ingredient is a bonus. The Chocolate Tart UK has paired it with Valrhona chocolate for one of her Lebanese Inspired Bonbons.  This encouraged us to add it to sweet things too. We’ve used it in to put some zing in a blueberry compote, in chocolate florentines and a gluten free chocolate cake

chocolate cake with pomegranate seeds and cream in a bowl with flowers


Feel free to store this in the fridge once open. However, we keep ours in a kitchen cupboard next to the vinegar so it’s even more tempting to use!

life after pomegranate molasses?

Once finished, why not keep the bottle and use it to store some homemade elderflower cordial? The label peels off easily without soaking.

reusing a bottle of pomegranate molasses for elderflower cordial

You’ll find more information about pomegranates molasses from Lebanon here.

Weight 0.586 kg
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 24 cm

3 reviews for pomegranate molasses 250ml

  1. Lisa Clarke

    This is the most delicious pomegranate molasses I have ever tasted – as a obsessive lover of the sharp and sweetness that pomegranate molasses brings to so much of my cooking I wasn’t expecting the divine rounded flavour that this molasses brings to a recipe. I drizzled it over vanilla ice cream last night and over my porridge this morning! I can’t get enough of it.

    • miranda

      Thank you so much Lisa!

  2. Meg F

    These Molasses are delicious!!! I first tried them at the Whiteladies Market and bought some later that day. Utterly amazing on bread and in salads. I would choose 10 stars if I could!

    • miranda

      Thank you so much Meg, we’re delighted that you enjoyed it!

  3. kat

    Simply the best!

    • miranda

      Thank you!

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