Heray Spice

(New) Za'atar 1.8 Oz (50 grams)



Za'atar or Zatar is a unique blend of herbs and spices that is native to Egypt and widely used in Egyptian cuisine. This flavorful blend typically includes dried thyme, oregano, marjoram, and sumac, along with toasted sesame seeds and a touch of salt.

The combination of these ingredients creates a fragrant and savory spice blend with a slightly nutty taste from the sesame seeds. Egyptian za'atar is often used to season bread, meat, and vegetables, and it can also be mixed with olive oil to make a delicious dip for bread.

Egyptian za'atar is prized for its quality and flavor, as the herbs and spices used in the blend are carefully selected and prepared to ensure maximum freshness and taste. It is a staple in Egyptian cuisine and is enjoyed by people around the world who appreciate the unique taste and aroma of this traditional spice blend.

Whether you are cooking up a traditional Egyptian dish or looking to add some flavor to your everyday meals, this za'atar is a versatile and delicious spice blend that is sure to please.


  • Origin: Egypt
  • Aliases: Zatar, za'tar, za3tar
  • Ingredients of Za'atar (Origanum syriacum): Sesame seeds, sumac, salt, Heray Coriander, Heray Cumin


Za'atar has a long and rich history that dates back thousands of years in the Middle East. The word "za'atar" is believed to have originated from the Arabic word for thyme, which is one of the key ingredients in the spice blend.

The use of za'atar can be traced back to ancient times, when it was used by the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans for both culinary and medicinal purposes. It was believed to have healing properties and was used to treat a variety of ailments.

In the Middle Ages, za'atar became a popular spice blend throughout the Middle East, and it was used to add flavor to bread, meat, and vegetables. It was also used as a condiment, and it was often sprinkled on top of labneh (a type of Middle Eastern yogurt) or mixed with olive oil as a dip for bread.

Today, za'atar is still a staple in Middle Eastern cuisine, and it is enjoyed around the world. It is often used as a seasoning for meat, fish, and vegetables, and it can also be sprinkled on top of hummus, roasted chickpeas, and other dishes. In addition to its culinary uses, za'atar is also believed to have health benefits, such as boosting the immune system and aiding in digestion.