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Edible Mountain – How To Make Sumac Lemonade

Edible Mountain -  How to Make Sumac Lemonade

Staghorn Sumac has been used used to treat colds since ancient times. Learn how to make Sumac Lemonade with nature photographer Buddy Dempsey!

Edible Mountain – How To Make Sumac Lemonade

Used as a spice throughout the Middle East, Sumac berries makes a pleasent, lemon-flavored tea that’s rich in Tannic Acid. Be sure to filter the tea to remove the tiny hairs, which can irritate the throat. 

Warning – Staghorn sumac is a member of the cashew family, so be careful if you have nut allergies. Also, do not pick white Sumac berries; these belong to Poison Sumac.

Edible Mountain is a bite-sized, digital series from WVPB that showcases some of Appalachia’s overlooked and underappreciated products of the forest while highlighting their mostly forgotten uses.