[Sca-cooks] : Re: was: period spice containers/storage. Now cherry stones

Sharon Palmer ranvaig at columbus.rr.com
Tue Jun 28 08:32:08 PDT 2011

>Cherry kernels have a "nut" inside the shell, which is the part that
>is eaten.  Mahlab is made from sour cherry kernels and is still used
>a seasoning in the Middle East.  The taste is said to be a
>combination or bitter almond and cherry.
>Wow, that sounds really yummy. I might have to get the hammer out come next

They are also likely mildly poisonous, like bitter almond, and 
probably needs to be cooked before eaten.  The mahlab cherry is a 
different variety than sweet cherries.


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