A spice native to the Middle East. It has a mild fragrant aroma and a sweet taste that is similar to licorice .
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A mixture of spice that is unique to southern Lebanon and used with all kinds of kibbeh (vegetarian or meat kibbeh). The most common blend usually contains cumin seeds, edible rosebuds,dried basil, dried marjoram, dried mint, black peppercorns and allspice.